Over the past few months I have become increasingly interested in Dadaism, finding the work produced to be fascinating. Dada projected the idea of surrealism, and of "anti-art", tackling old fashioned views of art as elitist. The term "ready-mades" is frequently associated with the movement, meaning that everyday, mass produced objects were used and presented in a fine art context … Continue reading A Time for Dada?
For this seminar we were asked to consider how culture grows in certain locations, and the reasons for some locations being deemed more creative than others. I found these questions to be difficult, but when the discussion started, it became a lot easier to understand as we didn't answer question by question, we talked on the subject … Continue reading Mapping Creativity
At the start of this semester I was somewhat unsure of what I wanted to base my work around and so I wrote myself a relatively open brief. In a talk for Guest at Grays, Martin Creed described how he often recorded himself in his studio and I decided this would be a good idea … Continue reading Inspiration Through Documentation?
For the first discussion of third year, we were asked to answer a series of questions about our artistic practice. I found these questions to be worryingly difficult to answer, leading me to wonder about how much I actually understood of my own work and what actually influenced me. Although I came up with some … Continue reading Reflectionaire: Take 2.
When we first entered into our third year of Contemporary Art Practice, we were asked to write ourselves a transition statement. This statement was to explain where we were at in terms of our practice, and what we intended to do in order to continue that work. Having reviewed my work from the previous two … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different
The presentation of my work is not something I have had a lot of experience in, and so I found a discussion on curation with a group of my seminar group to be very interesting. Although I had quite a good idea of what would be necessary to produce an exhibition, I found that a lot … Continue reading Curating and Presenting