Sometimes I have difficulty explaining my thought process in terms of the work I am making. I think there is a common misconception of playful or lighthearted art that it requires less thought than work that deals with more serious topics, such as politics, for example, or that it is somehow less important. This view … Continue reading Why Does Anyone Do Anything?
Over the last year or so, I have been experimenting with performance. Recently this has largely been centred around interacting with polystyrene objects that I have been making. This has involved a lot of improvisation, as I have been playing with ideas as they come to me, and filming as I go. Over this time, … Continue reading Warm Up Exercises For Interacting With Polystyrene
For months now, I have been holding on to this strange object that I found in the street. It is a circle of bendy mental rods, extending out from a plastic cog-like shape, that is set on an axis and so can easily and quickly spin around the base on which it is set. As … Continue reading Spring Green
Recently I have been experimenting with performance, with this primarily revolving around interaction with sculptural objects that I have made. The following videos document my attempts at 'eye contact' with the camera - something I wanted to try as all of my films thus far have used a similarly straightforward layout of myself and whatever … Continue reading Eye Eye
Recently I have been working on creating a series of instructions for interacting with polystyrene. This has included written rules, films of me performing said rules and recordings of me reading them out. Whilst in the recording booth, I decided I should try reciting the exercises in more creative ways. This lead to me playing … Continue reading Polystyrene Rendition
Having spent a lot of my time interacting with the polystyrene object whilst the thing itself was static, I decided I wanted to try and experiment with being slightly more physical. I had the grand plan that I would do a forward roll whilst holding the object - it would be the axis, while I … Continue reading Lets Get Physical
The following is the grand finale of my hoopla-esk polystyrene game. For the build up to this exciting conclusion please see previous post - https://phoebebanks.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/hoops/ . The aim of this endeavour was to throw three hoop like shapes over the polystyrene form in the middle in a certain order. The first shape was an almost … Continue reading Long, Boring and Unsuccessful