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 […]
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
Francis Alys’ website says very little about the artist. It simply states “Born in Belgium, 1959. Lives and works in Mexico City.” And then you are left with his videos. His titles for his performances are called things like “Sometimes making leads to nothing” or “Don’t cross the Bridge before you get to the […]
A curatorial Project
3o artists crammed into a relatively small gallery (and fighting for their corner) does’t exactly sound like recipe for success. Minor spats aside, our exhibition at Gasworks went surprisingly well. To anyone reading this who is not an artist, in case you haven’t noticed already, artists are intrinsically selfish. I realise that […]
Exhibitions worth a visit….
In between all that relaxing Christmas shopping, why not take a look at some of these shows; The Power of Making at the V&A This is the kind of exhibition you could force along an uninterested boyfriend to and he would actually enjoy it. A place where painstaking time and effort and astounding skill is […]