We had our symposium recently in college. This entails, standing up in front of everyone and talking about your work. It sounds easy but is pretty damn terrifying. Not only do you have stand up and talk about your work, someone will also interview you as well! I made a power point presentation a few days […]
No pressure so….
I have two months left of my Masters. This is a genuinely terrifying thought. Questions start floating in your mind like, ‘Am I using this Masters to the best of my ability?’ ‘Am I pushing myself enough before its all over?’ Although these thoughts are good to keep myself on track the more important question […]
A trip to Vyner St.
A few weeks back a group from our class decided to go to Vyner St. I discovered the area when I first moved to London. An old warehouse street, it had been turned into an art hub full of galleries utilising the cheap rent and big abandoned spaces. I was a little surprised a few […]
The hover and the chair
This is a photo I took on my iPhone. I took it while walking to my friends house through their estate. Between the bicycle sheds was an open space and neatly set up, were these two objects. I couldn’t have made a better photo set-up if I tried! I discussed this with my tutor Damien […]
La Joya Residency in Spain
At the start of the school year we were told about an exciting residency we could take part in in Spain. Of course when you think of spain, you think, sun, beach and cocktails! But this residency, it turns out, is located deep in the mountains of Andalucia. It is billed as […]
The abject terror of taking part in a salon.
I recently took part in a salon with a group of my classmates at the South London Gallery. Even writing that name down “Salon” gives me the shivers. At first I thought it sounded rather pleasant, but it’s really not. Out tutor had actively encouraged us to join in as it would be a great […]
A friend of a friend, who shall remain nameless (because I don’t know her name), bluntly stated to my friend that she wasn’t going to even attempt to project her work as a video in a gallery space because what gallery would want to sell that? She choose instead to reproduce her photos on a […]
A few weeks back our tutor put forward a potential exhibition space for us to use. It was in a basement of a pub called “The Flying Dutchman.” Having an exhibition in spaces like this is not uncommon. But what was a bit unusual was that this space was normally used for bondage and fetish […]
Still Life by Sam Taylor-Wood
This is a video by Sam Taylor-Wood from 2001. This is amazing to watch all the way through. Without the pen this could be from anytime in history. I find it an interesting inclusion for the artist to make. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIzXWGcb3u0&feature=related
Art for the masses
Our M.A essay deadline is looming. In just three weeks I have to hand it in. Over the last few years I have dreaded these deadlines. I have often struggled to find an interesting topic – one that has enough information available in the library, while also being something relevant and current. Without fail I […]