London Fine Art Trip

I decided to make the most of the opportunity for a visit to London and stay for two days. After researching current exhibitions, I wanted to visit the Space Shifters exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, the Tate Modern and join the group from college at the Victoria Miro to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition. These two days became a moment in time where I was able to see artwork that alters the perception – definitely a mind altering two days. Hayward Gallery My first stop was the Space Shifters exhibition at Hayward Gallery. Warned as I entered, that the exhibition…

Site Visits – Tryweryn

Reconnecting with the space at Tryweryn was always going to be an interesting time. Although I have visited this location many times already to take site photography, each time has been different and we have found more signs of the history of the location. This time was no exception, the water level being extremely low has exposed much more along the shoreline and new perspectives were gained from visiting the site and being able to walk where we had been uable to previously – below the previous water line. Our first stop was to visit the beach where we first…

Site Visits – Haweswater, Thrusscross & Derwent

Having considered my intention to reflect further on the communities displaced to make way for a reservoir, I decided to investigate further so that I might expand the scope of the project. There are 570 reservoirs in the UK with the largest being Rutland Water. There were many reservoirs created in the 1800’s and early part of the 1900’s, all create to meet the increased meed for water supply through the increase in population and the development of industry. I know that there were changes approved in parliament that made way for the easy construction of these reservoirs, and these…

Experimenting with Binaural Audio

An important part of the process I undertake when creating artwork is for me to have an empathic connection to the work that I create. Even when I view artwork, the question that is uppermost in my mind is “How does this make me feel?”. When viewing artwork, I listen to any physical and emotional responses in my body to help me determine a response to this question. Previously in my video work I have manipulated sound to a certain extent and in particular attempted to collect audio that represents the emotion of the subject matter that I am representing…

Aims and Objectives

06/11/2018: A general discussion around Aims and Objectives was had via Skype in preparation for our Project Proposal writing. http://bit.ly/ma-youtube2018-19 What are Aims and Objectives Aims are the general intentions/statements of the research which give an overall impression of the project. What you hope to achieve. Objectives are the steps that will be taken to achieve the overall intentions describing how the outcomes of the project will be achieved. How you are going to achieve it. Aims and Objectives should be clear and concise, relate to each other and provide something to measure the success of the project against at…

Research – Heidi Bucher

In October 2018 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to view an exhibition of Heidi Bucher’s large scale latext skinnings at the Parasol unit in London some 25 years after her passing. Mainly of architectural surfaces these latex skinnings eerily hanging in the space giving the impression of the architecture that the latex had been moulded around. Described by the Parasol Unit as “simultaneously both a physical encapsulation and a liberation from the memories that these things held for her”  https://parasol-unit.org/whats-on/heidi-bucher/ these latex objects provide a glimpse into the buildings that hold the memories of her past. I found…

Research – Christian Boltanski

This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Christian Boltanski’s fascination with collective memory, humanity and the effects of time has become of interest to me, the lives of people we will never know, the anonymity and uniqueness that shows through every story. Ordinary and commonplace, yet having significance – what mark do we leave on the world. I perceive strongly the communication of emotion in his work and this is something that I aspire to in my own artistic practice. His use of found objects provides a direct connection with the subject that cannot be…