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…

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,…

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…

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…