by CHRIS NOELLE
"THE OTHERS" - AN ONGOING ANALOG-DIGITAL REMIX PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SUCH AS SHANE HUSS, AMIGO, SCKRE - AND MORE TO COME.
„The others“ is a project that I started during the first lockdown phase of the Covid19 pandemic. Working with other artists has always been an inspirational process for my own artistic development.
When I find such a diverse and massive output on all the social media channels, I’m often confronted with the question what really counts and why someone has so many followers while others don´t, even if the art is dope. Some of the other artists work really inspire me and I feel instantly triggered to integrate those styles into my own artistic output.
So I spent much time in the studio to develop a workflow that focuses on the conversion process from digital to analog.
First I started with the idea to ask a hand full of other writers to allow me to use some of their sketches for the remixing project that I simply called „The Others“.
With AMIGO, SCKRE and SHANE, my first initiative of a digital-exchange started and that’s how all those different styles of writing art landed on my computer. By converting them into simplified vectorized outlines, I was then able to remix the content via my penplotter device.
The result is a technique where I work with a milling machine, a CNC penplotter that allows me to mix digital media and produce illustration artworks on paper. Different pens from gelly-rolls over fineliners up to calligraphy pens spiced up the receipt. I also have a customized touch sensitive fiberglass pen to convert any shape-plot into lightpainting images and animations.
The video shows best, what this project is all about. As it is a noncommecrial ongoing collaboration, you can expect more to come.