Wednesday, 27 February 2013


A day of mid-term presentation at Camberwell - an intense day of discussing work within a group without the person whose work it is talking - either to explain or excuse. A wonderful, bare clear and open opportunity to see how your work performs, how it relates to an audience and to consider what it actually communicates. Again Art College is the best place in the world to work - conversations and feedback around ................. references to blackboard, page, monument and tombstone were discussed and agreed - The idea of the word, reading and then language - The idea of the book explored through the use of the structure of the imposition scheme - refer to book by partly forming the book - The possibility to read the work as if it were both concerned with something lost or the opportunity to gain - The work, although made of books, appears to of directly by-passed references to the book - It talks of time, sequence and order, ideas that are at the core of book - The sense of archaeology was strong in the work, along with order and disorder - idea of being both inside and outside the work - the work considered as a tool for looking at light - The work is both static and moving, humorous and tragic, disconnected and isolated - Who is behind the lenses and who is in front - a piece that explores the sound between speech, the ambient noise that surrounds us, a homage to cage 4:33 - The work is simultaneously about the past and the future, a post-apocalyptic object, evidencing something very dark - Making sense, but maybe not about being lost but about finding more through being more lost.... 2 more images of covered things in public.

Monday, 25 February 2013


I have some work in a paper show in Norwich titled the art and soul of paper -

Friday, 22 February 2013


A full day of work at NUA working with the year 3 students on an exhibition at STEW gallery in Norwich and some more boarded up doorways for the collection.

Monday, 11 February 2013


text related work - for Jaybird Live Literature

Sunday, 3 February 2013


A recommendation – in the mood for love – a hauntingly seductive film of things unsaid and possibilities curtailed by the seemingly impossible.  The clothes worn by the lead actress - Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) are truly wondrous and feel like they are from another place. and while I am thinking about clothes! Just re visited Blow up this has to be watched for the outfits as much as the narratives

Saturday, 2 February 2013


A busy week - 3 days at nua including unit briefings, a session on how to run interviews, which are starting next week and individual tutorials. Tuesday was a solid day of assessments at Camberwell - interesting, as ever to see a wide range of approaches to the idea of the book within the submissions. It was a pleasure to spend the day looking at good work and engaging with the creative thinking embedded within the practices which will culminate in the part-time element of what should be an interesting show come the end of the year.
Popped into the National Gallery to check out depictions of cloth within paintings - looking specifically for the fold got me to Veronese and Van Dyck esp portrait of a Flemish Lady
Another faster than sound - in brittens footsteps - a sound piece by chris watson with accompanying cello by oliver coats - based on walks taken by Britten. It was at its most interesting when accompanied but the clarity of sound was excellent.
I think that I may be the only person left who has attended every one of the faster than sound events as my partner is away and up till today she had also seen them all.