Semester 3 : Week 2 ~ On Your Marks…

Last week we had feedback on our end of summer assessment. My marks weren't bad but continued on a slightly downward trajectory from a strong beginning. Marks, they are a complicated thing. One can feel happy with ones work and get a mark that is not commensurate with that which makes ones doubt oneself. Alternatively …

Studio : Semester 3, Week 3 ~ First Group Crit Preparation

Last week's crit shook my confidence.  The morning after  I woke up at 5am with lots of ideas which I sketched out in my notebook. I was very excited. But as with all 5am ideas they seem a little less brilliant now. However I have no option but to talk through them. Normally I wouldn't worry …

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 …

Semester 2 : Week 8 ~ Studio Thoughts – Phyllida Barlow, Robert Morris, Linda Benglis.

Quite a few thoughts today to with work I got done, Stephen's chat, and my own research. I still feel a bit frustrated, that I haven't found a...fulcrum but also worried that I shouldn't find a fulcrum..or starting point for my practice. Less is more or more is more?Yet I am sick of constant confusion. …

Semester 2 : Placing Practice-Hearing Impairment and Cetacean Culture

'For a biologist, culture is primarily a flow of information-both ideas and behaviours-between members of a population, which happens because they learn from each other.' (Whitehead, 2011)   'Without information getting from one animal or plant to another there would be no life.' (Whitehead, 2011) In a 2011 interview with writer Philip Hoare, biologist Hal …