Wolgang Buttress Studio
Artdocs has a longstanding collaborating working relationship withWolfgang Buttress studio, periodically capturing, documenting and creating motion picture works for new proposals, shows and exhibitions. Some examples of these include the film made in collaboration with Wolfgang for an Oliver Spencer commission called 'Reverie', (Oliver Spencer To Eden Project, UK) that was projected live during the catwalk show in London. The visuals were akin to a film dream and involved hand-painted film and manipulated imagery of flowers.
Ben's most recent commission was to create a triptych film work, with Wolf, that was installed as part of the permanent exhibition at the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky Artist Wolfgang Buttress has created the artwork ’Blossom’, which documents the life and death of this iconic tree. Ben shot a mixture of 16mm celluloid film and digital video at the the first Bramley apple tree, at Bramley Cottage, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK. While the artist led a sound recording event that captured sonics through accelerometers attached to the tree.
This is the tree from which all Bramley apples came. It is gradually dying, plagued by honey fungus. The artwork connects to live data streamed from the tree in Nottinghamshire, expressed as an ever-changing light and soundscape emanating from the piece. The artwork’s soundscape and lighting composition is authored by the live tree activity and it’s surrounding ecosystem.