A Stream of Consciousness in literature means to emulate the passage of thought through your mind without any inhibitors.The idea being that deeper patterns of order develop and emerge. Virgina Woolf used the stream of conciousness technique significantly in her work. In her novel, Mrs Dalloway, Woolf’s aim was to give readers the impression of being inside the mind of the character – an internal view, illuminating the plot.
Carolyn Hall Young has created this mobile art portrait using the same technique but in artform. As this video plays you will see how Young’s fragmentary and impressionistic responses flow through the portrait. What is fascinating to me is the complex evocation of the inner states of Young’s consciousness, a subliminal level renders the flow of a myriad of impressions. I imagine her feeling a sense of calm and connectedness with the world around her as she paints.
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“I was just having fun, making this video. While I was playing, I was not thinking about saving versions, for publication – I just kept a few versions that I liked. Part of what I was trying to show, in the video, was the adventure, the freedom, flexibility, and nimbleness of exploring visual ideas, within these apps”. Carolyn Hall Young, 19/01/16.
This video was made on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. Using the apps iColorama with Procreate and edited within iMovie.