Casting around for ideas

Last week I got a tiny bit done studio wise as I was installing a show in the arts centre where I am working. I had been hanging on to some plastic trays with the idea of casting versions rumpled versions of them, to no particular end except to do something. Act. That's all it …

Freud on Art

I saw this Freud quote on Irish artist Sam Keogh's Instagram a few weeks back. Art brings about reconciliation between the principles in a peculiar way. An artist is originally a man who turns away from reality because he cannot come to terms with the renunciation of instinctual satisfaction which it at first demands, and who …

Semester Three : Week Three ~ Confusion & and Being In-Between

All through this year, I have been grappling with how to express the inexpressible (as I suppose all my classmates have in one way or another). For me that thing is that place 'between' ; between fixedness and ephemerality, between success and failure, between the confining bars of structure and narrative, a thought that has …

Studio : Semester 3, Week 4 ~ Interaction, Participation, Performance & Thinking about Others

Last weeks crit ended with a performance piece created by one of my classmates which I really enjoyed. We were asked to perform an action together outside on the street in which she would intervene. But we were not to tell her what we were planning. We were tired and had no warning and the …

Studio : Semester 3, Week 7 ~ Proposal for work for final exhibition.

We each have to propose a place for our work within the campus and describe our reasoning. The tutors then will allocate us spaces. I am very relieved by this because if we had to decide ourselves if would have been extremely stressful. I know this from bitter experience. There is a particular skill to …

Semester 3 : Artist Research ~ Rachel Harrison, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Yoan Capote, Huma Bhaba, Zhang Huan, Kathleen Ryan.

My research into artists over the previous two semesters was deemed extensive but not deep. I took this to mean it was too extensive so this semester I picked a couple of old favourites to refer too : Phyllida Barlow and Jessica Stockholder. However (there's always a however) in trying to resolve my 'blobs' I …