the stuff of hope

the stuff of hope

….the elegance, fragility and strength of a feather affected by sound, provides a rich semiotic kind of hope, and I want to know why. Ignore the disorienting camera wobble. Ignore the silence (it’s an Aphex Twin track, without rights clearance). There is a correspondence between feather and sound. And that correspondance is the thing. The plastic sheeting is on hold. Creative (or more accurately, pragmatic) …

exquisite

In order to understand better the failure, I documented the materials which had shaped the ideas in my mind. Had I missed something fundamental? Was there something in the materials that had spoken to me which I could no longer hear, because of my focused sense of utility in applying them? Turns out, yes. They are exquisite. They may not work with the IKO as …

first attempt… first fail

Some artists work backwards towards the realisation of a piece based on what they know they can do. That’s strategic. For me, it’s the inverse. I have a concept or vision, often pretty well-formed in the first instance, and spend my time figuring out how to achieve it. Definitely not strategic, but definitely interesting (for me), process-driven, and challenging. It does mean lots of time …

getting started

I was looking forward to starting my residency for a number of reasons. Firstly, I am in the final stages of my PhD, which makes timing fabulous (though strategically unsound). I have been wrestling with the focus and significance PhDs require (and aquire) for 3.5 years. Maintaining perspective seems to be in direct opposition to this. My residency will provide some. Where I have been …