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 : Experiments with ‘Blobs’.

The group crit last week showed me a way ahead. To build frameworks that interact with 'blobs'. All that is to do now is to experiment with ways to build those 'blobs'. What is it I want the blobs to say?What is their nature?What feeling should they evoke?Should they have a weightiness - real or …

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 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 : Week 7 ~ Artist Visit with Stephen Brandes – Rachel Harrison, Jason Rhoades.

Yesterday we had the first of three visits from artist Stephen Brandes. He spent the day going around to each of us in turn to talk about our work and practice, our ambitions and our plans and gave us some tips and feedback. I found him very personable, modest and knowledgeable with an interesting and …

Semester 2 : Week 6 ~ Thoughts from the Studio Part Two-More Mess.

Continuing the thoughts about 'sloppy' from yesterday's post, while I was experimenting in the studio this week I made a huge,painty mess. Now this is what I am supposed to like but as I tracked paint everywhere, knocking over more paint as I struggled to find increasingly rare dry areas of floor to stand on …

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 …

Semester 1 : Week 12 ~ Studio Crit

My Notes for the Crit How to explain my work?The disconnection from linear relationships, the weird perspective of relationships in space not time, the absence of a binding glue?gel?idea?love?The absence of a relationship against the impossibility of self containment. Attempting to put things together in the absence of a binding sense. Building relationships between anything, …