Submission pieces

This is also, at some level, Assignment 6. Blue Passports. The ideological rift driven by the Brexit debate and referendum which is still underpinning our politics today. Link to the development of this piece. no/rmal. Commentary on the way people with cognitive and mental impairments were institutionalised in the past, selectively seen by members of the public on fundraising open days leading to split perceptions of worth. Link to the development of this piece. The style of the title illustrates the split with the use of a forward slash cutting the word in two and not prioritising one half over … Continue reading Submission pieces

What wasn’t on the art trail

There are things you can take and things you can’t, and it depends on the location and the nature of the event. An art trail is not an exhibition, it is essentially a market, and so what goes on display has to suit the kinds of people who might be coming and hopefully be in the mood to buy. Artivive enabled means that this image, when viewed through the Artivive app, will call up the associated video. The contract between me and a buyer is that it will remain enabled for at least two years from purchase and/or until there … Continue reading What wasn’t on the art trail

Exploring Media, exercises 3-8 (?pertaining to assignment 6)

This is the other page in the course notes that had gone missing unnoticed but that I think I probably addressed from experience elsewhere. In my video, I have very definitely worked to my strengths, using VR technology to show my AR work and a fantasy avatar to tour with it. I have learned a huge amount about video making in this process so that, while still rooted in physical painting, I feel better equipped to begin innovating beyond the techniques I have used so far. I think this approach also reflects sensitivity to the project (Ex 4) in that … Continue reading Exploring Media, exercises 3-8 (?pertaining to assignment 6)

Research task: artists speaking about their practice

This is designed to underpin assignment 5 although, due to a mis-alignment of my printed copy of the course materials, I had already completed the video element. Fortunately, I had also viewed the recommended videos and formed an impression based on these and other interviews with artists, writers, scientists, and in documentaries. These seem to break down categorically by inclusion/non inclusion of the interviewer; sedentary/mobile interviewee; front/partial profile aspect; and lighting. Interviewees in a recent documentary about the Grenfell Tower fire sat alone or as couples, directly facing the camera with occasional profile shots, and a completely dark background. The … Continue reading Research task: artists speaking about their practice