About Jacob Whittaker


Connective Tissue

3316 photos following the movement of vinyl record sleeves from my cellar in Cardigan to the Old Tannery in Machynlleth. The 33rpm record was filmed in the Tannery during the group visit on the 13th playing at 78rpm and later digitally slowed to roughly the correct speed.

It was very interesting how much the music and sound of Frank’s voice seemed to mark a change in behaviour in the Tannery.

For me it marked the moment of my decision to stop observing and photographing others and become involved with my own activity.  This soon became an attempt to connect what I wanted to do with the other things going on around me, to relate and engage it with the other artists and objects in the space.

This was filmed while wandering back and forth under the rack of hangers that Dave had brought in.  The reflections of that, along with Kathryn at work, and with the yellow glow of Mike’s ‘Ribbon’ and the space itself forming a relationship through the vinyl.

I went back on Saturday 18th to listen to the space and left for Capel Y Graig with a few borrowed objects and in another skin…
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I’ve Got You Under My Skin

I’ve Got You Under My Skin will document a variety of activities, connecting, artists, resources and locations.

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Floored By-Products (In the Cellar)

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The Old Tannery, Machynlleth
The Tannery will receive the by-products of a vinyl flooring installation in Cardigan. Two batches of empty vinyl record sleeves will be brought to the Tannery as a group resource for processing over the course of the residency.

Capel Y Graig, Furnace –
A series of webcasts from 27/02/12 – 03/03/12.
Rhod Artists Group are invited to create additional work in Capel y Graig.

Corn Exchange Gallery, Cardigan
(27/02/12 – 03/03/12) will include Vinyl Flooring, A Local Collection and A Welsh Stream with access to online work from Machynlleth and Furnace.

Webcasts and other material will be available through www.awelshstream.co.uk

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