Sandra Crisp’s moving image projects, collage and digital drawings deal with the constant saturation of images and information surrounding our everyday lives, including; 24 hour news media, endless email and streams of personal data currently uploaded onto social networking sites every minute of the day. Collected & borrowed visuals from eclectic sources such as; Internet, the media, mobile phone, and everyday photographs are drawn, recycled, reworked and altered over time. The generative qualities of digital media are used to sample and transform materials through different processes until unique and unexpected connections emerge between diverse visuals. Completed images resemble complex archive or memory maps, often touching on reoccurring themes of climate and the environment
Sandra Crisp graduated MA Fine art printmaking in 1993 and has enjoyed experimenting with the endless possibilities of digital media for about ten years, qualities of dynamism and movement featured strongly within the artist’s prints prompting the desire to ‘make still images move’ leading to early Internet art projects.
Moving Image Projects
Rather than being driven by traditional storyboard approaches Sandra Crisp employs narrative fragments and disconnected scenes stitched together to form experimental moving image projects. The recent project ‘Oceanics’ 2009 constructs a spatial atmospheric journey through imagined 3D layers of the environment; satellites/planet-like spheres orbiting the earth, breakaway ice fragments afloat a giant ocean and strange pod-like underwater plant-life.
Using a slightly different starting point ‘Mapping London’s Subterranean Rivers’ 2010 uses historic records/maps to create a 3d map elevation revealing the city’s unseen underground ancient waterways.