Andrea Zittel

POCKET PROPERTY: Andrea Zittel. A-Z Prototype for Pocket Property, floating off the coast of Denmark, 1999. Concrete, steel, wood, dirt, and vegetation; approximately 23 × 54 feet. Shown above is a collection of animal ‘breeding units.’ They are designed to contain everything the animal needs all in one small compartment. This was around 1990, when…

Autumn Final Piece: Poem Experiments

Above is a video representation of my poem. It displays a scroll I made, with my poem written on one line with a sharpie. This is inspired by some of Ann Hamilton’s film experimentation with text, which you can read about here. The filming process was quite difficult because I had to keep moving the…

Autumn Final Piece: Performance

My final piece will aim to combine all the work I have done in this Autumn Term, in the form of a performance. To start with I will roll out the paper scroll I made onto the floor. I will stand at one end of it and read the poem out as I walk along…

Autumn Term Artist Statement

The starting point for my practice this term was poetry. My aim is to provoke thought about what poetry is, and experiment with ways to present it. My first poem, “Ode to Autocorrect”, questions the definition of poetry. It was written by repeatedly pressing the middle button on my iPhone’s autocorrect, resulting in sentences that…

The Mighty Boosh

To be clear, The Mighty Boosh is not actually an art piece, rather a comedy troupe, but this doesn’t mean it hasn’t influenced my artistic practice. Aside from the fact the troupe is written by artists, it has some fantastical, mad and thought-provoking elements that have been instrumental to my writing and film-making. The Mighty…

Frank Wasser

Artist Talk 15.11.17 Frank Wasser was born in Dublin in 1988. He studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland and graduated with an MFA in 2012. Wasser has exhibited and lectured internationally, recently at the Venice Biennale where he debuted his performative lecture ‘Tendencies in Contemporary Art: A history…

Rackstraw Downes

Rackstraw Downes is an English painter, who is often described as a realist painter but has an aversion to this description – he has some very particular and fascinating ideas about painting. He has studied what he calls the “endlessness” of the deserts of Texas. He studied an area which he happened upon full of…

Autumn Week 7: “Cast-Iron”

My 2nd Poem, “Cast-Iron”: “…and here we are. Look around at the cast-iron, the crumbling brick walls, the acid rain, the black voodoo. Life in black. 1000 kilograms. Your lungs fill with treacle. Your seven billion compatriots have seemingly vanished. You’ve forgotten what the light looks like. The crystal ball can barely contain its laughter….

Autumn Week 6: Letter Press Workshop

This was one of my two week 6 workshops, where we learned how to use a letterpress machine. The letter press was one of the most important inventions possibly of all time. It was the first means of producing many identical copies of the same text, thereby enabling books to be mass printed for the…

Autumn Week 6: Tate Modern 31.10.17

As part of our enhancement week activities, we went to the Tate Modern to see the famous exhibition in the Turbine Hall and look around on each floor.   Bridget Riley:       Above: Maria Helena Viera da Silva, 1908-1992, born Portugal, worked France – The Tiled Room, 1935, Oil paint on canvas Hans Bellmer,…