Video art combining visual and sound, a machinima made within Second Life that brings together the work of several artists. The location is the installation 'Isolation' by CapCat Ragu at Ribong Gallery Artspace 1789, which represents the minimalising containment of lockdown and isolation through Covid-19. The event was set up for the exhibition, with a performance art work from SaveMe Oh that both contrasted and complimented the installation. The music by M-Pex compliments the Portuguese connections of the installation and the dj at the event.
Tess Baxter works between the digital and 'analog', to see how they are connected in the way humans create and use both. As Tizzy Canucci in Second Life, she started experimenting with the possibilities of what's often called machinima, but she prefers to see them as video art. She has now produced 50films, each exploring a different idea or a different way of telling a story. She has a wide range of influences, informed by her previous writing and editing experience. She is particularly influenced the concise forms of music video, animation and poetry.
Tess is currently a PhD candidate student/researcher in Contemporary Art at Lancaster University.
Tess worked with visuals and words for about 16 years before she starting making video works. Previously she used her own still photograph, writing and food research to produce a series of printed products and publish two books from her home in south Cumbria. She started working with the moving image in 2015, initially for work purposes in marketing. Her main skill is as an editor, fusing together different narrative forms: words, images and sound.