Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist, who was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956. She received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1985. From then to 1991, she taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and…

Cedar Lewisohn

Artist Talk 18.10.17 Cedar Lewisohn is an artist, writer and curator. He has worked on many museum projects for institutions such as Tate Britain, Tate Modern and The British Council. He is interested in various forms of exhibition platform, as well as experimental forms of writing. He is currently curator of a three year project…

Caspar Heinemann

Caspar Heinemann is an artist, poet and twinky butch anarcho-communist mystic based in Berlin. Their interests include critical occultism, gay biosemiotics, and countercultural mythology. Recent events include readings at the Baltic Triennial, Serpentine Miracle Marathon, Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, and the ICA, London. They have recently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in…

Autumn Week 5: Performance of “Ode to Autocorrect”

Ode to Autocorrect: “Yes, that’s fine. Make it a look and feel free. Then, you have a good time to do it better. Then go back on it then we’ll be sure to do that, and stuff like… You did come to see me, then yeah… I did it. But… I didn’t know if I…

Autumn Week 4: “The Giant of Illinois” Film Project

The starting point for this film was the song “The Giant of Illinois” by Andrew Bird. We looked at the lyrics for some inspiration: “The Giant of Illinois Died of a blister on his toe After walking all day Through the first winters’ snow Throwing bits of stale bread to the last speckled doves He…

Pipilotti Rist

P I P I L O T T I     R I S T Pipilotti Rist works largely with film, often displayed as projections. Her work is better described as an immersive environment than a video installation. Her film is projected across darkened rooms, often surrounded by curtains, where duvets and pillows are provided….

Autumn Week 3: “Don’t Look at Me” Exhibition

After our studio group of 12 people had each completed their self portrait, the next step was to put together an exhibition for them. We were not given much time for this, in fact we only had a morning to do it, so it was more or less an improvised affair. We called it “don’t look…

Autumn Week 2: My Self Portrait Video

Shown below is a video where I describe my ideas and inspiration for my circular self-portrait. I had Caspar Heinemann’s performance of “Bodies Against Things” in mind when I made this video, because it is in a similar ‘vlog’-type format.

Autumn Week 2: My Self-Portrait

This blog post is about the painting techniques I used to complete my self-portrait, and why I chose them. I painted it  with acrylics because they dry quickly, enabling good colour contrast. I like to paint straight from the tube as opposed to using a palette. This is partly for ease, and partly because it feels…

Introduction to Part 2: Summer Project 2017

For 2017’s summer project, the brief was to research ten artists: Pipilotti Rist, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tania bruguera, Samson Kambalu, R.H. Quaytman, Ming Wong, Isa Genzken, Dayanita Singh, Caroline Achaintre, and Arturo Herrera, choose our favourite, and make artwork that imaginatively responds to theirs. When looking through the artist’s work on their websites or on gallery articles, their some stood out to me straight away, while others…

Caroline Achaintre

Artist talk 11.10.17 I studied Caroline Achaintre’s work over the summer of 2017, so was already vaguely familiar with her artistic practice and was very excited to learn she was coming to Reading University to give a talk about it. Born in Toulouse, France in 1969, Achaintre grew up in Germany where she studied Fine…