It is always desheartening to be reminded that you are a second-class user in the college. After having used that wall for 3 months to realise a work that can only be placed there, after discussing with the student why this location is important for the work (the air flow is unique there), the student takes it over while I... show more
The process of making your ideas a reality is always a fraught one. It is always so much better in your head... Today, I attempted this, taking baby steps by using small scale to map out and test out some means to represent the physical spaces that I have thus far only created in words. The challenge is in not... show more
The college stairwell is one of the dominant features of the Graham Sutherland Building.
Spending time there, continuing my peripatic journey around the selected heterotopic spaces, I start to make a list of observable characteristics to consider for future space research... the basics in a way... what to notice first, what to know first...
This consideration came about after I... show more
The art college has 5 floors, 6 if we count the research department which is not connected by the 2 lifts that travel the height of the Graham Sunderland building.
Those 2 lifts were my office for 2 days. And, using this transitory space as static had the consequence of creating surprised faces from users who had seen me... show more
I placed some papers on the walls,
to write passing thoughts,
and I saw instead
the passing of air made visible as it leafed the papers of the wall...
I focused for the rest of the day on the possibilities of gently drawing attention to this flow...
Adding textual layers,
And recording this quiet... show more
In my research into Michel Foucault Heterotopia, I have selected 3 spaces around the college to focus my attention further. After meeting with the Facility Manager and sending 2 proposals, I gained the permission to spend 2 days in each spaces.
The first space is the Glass Void between the Outside and Reception Area.
It is a space between 2... show more
As the space allocated to me became unavailable for maintenance and other complicated reasons, I have been poundering on why a space/studio is necessary for an artist.
What is a studio? What is a studio for? What is done in a studio? what is needed in a studio to do the work needed?
In practical term, it is simply a... show more
Delighted to be one of the AA2A artists in residence at Coventry University.
For the next few months, I will be ‘peripateting*’ around the 5 floors of the fine art department adding texture, shapes, colours, sounds to the interstices of the building.
And will be working toward presenting the chapters my epic poem from my project Parallel.
* I know it... show more
Spent 2 hours in the glass workshop filming the excellent Jill and Charlotte blowing glass bubbles. Each bubble represents a character for my work Parallels, created from heat, time and air, they are extremely fragiles like us human beings. show more
Also next week is the thrid installment of the glass blowing research.
A couple of weeks ago, I returned to the glass studio to confirm the day and time of our experimentation. It will be the 1st march. I will be filming the creation of 6/7 glass bubbles that will be the bijou pieces of my installation Parallels (currently being... show more
Also known as week 22, which means little to non-students. It is rather interesting to learn how people understand/make senses of their year. In my case, it is a rather day to day approach with a few dates to look forward to but since being an artist-in-residence at DMU, I am learning a new way.
So, next week, 22nd week... show more
My first blog a few weeks ago was going to be called 'It can only get better...' and was going to be about the shock of dealing with the heavy, slow machine that is a university, administered by departments with no communication links between each others. Suffice to say, I still haven't got a pass...
But my recent day at... show more