Low Residency – Day 9 – Group Tutorials

For this group tutorial we were divided into groups of three and were given a clear plan of what we were to do. 20 minutes for each person, You had to describe your problem, challenge or choice and then the other two people in the group had to ask open questions only. The purpose of this was that when responding to the open questions, you have the opportunity to access your own inner teacher. At the beginning we were given a finite amount of time to reflect on what our issues for discussion were. My issues were: Worried about contextualising…

Low Residency – Day 9 – Thriving and Surviving as an Artist

In the afternoon we had a discussion with Rosalind Davis, artist, curator and co-author of What they didn’t teach you at art school. A really informative afternoon packed full of hints and tips relating to the best way to operate as an artist when finding your way in the beginning, including making the most of every opportunity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY2GPhI68gE&list=PLil4nJ93ehAyp3b6vLB-Eb642FRY-WalG&index=14&t=0s https://www.rosalinddavis.co.uk/ http://www.resartis.org/en/ There are no prescribed or straightforward career paths for an artist and there are no golden tickets. This talk is about giving you the tools, to empower and encourage you to be inventive and entrepreneurial in your career as well as with your…

Low Residency – Day 8 – Copyright

In the morning we had a discussion around the issues of copyright, intellectual copyright creative commons and all the legalities around this with Roxanne Peters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R02k0H25fW0&list=PLil4nJ93ehAyp3b6vLB-Eb642FRY-WalG&index=13&t=0s Useful Links provided by Jonathan: Copyright a dance? https://www.itv.com/news/2019-02-14/alfonso-ribeiro-loses-copyright-bid-over-the-carlton-dance/ https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/dec/17/fresh-prince-actor-sues-fortnite-for-use-carlton-dance?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Gigi Hadid and Peter Cepeda Case (photograph on Instagram) http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/gigi-hadid-img-models-slapped-with-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-over-instagram-post Anish Kapoor and exclusive rights to the blackest black https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/sep/26/anish-kapoor-vantablack-art-architecture-exclusive-rights-to-the-blackest-black Jeff Koons and Naf Naf https://frieze.com/article/jeff-koons-found-guilty-plagiarism-dispute-naf-naf Nadia Plesner and use of Louis Vuitton bag to highlight Dafur humanitarian crisis http://www.nadiaplesner.com/simple-living–darfurnica1 Freedom of artistic expression or trademark infringement? http://www.managingip.com/Article/3564276/When-brands-meet-art-public-policy-and-genericide.html Taylor Swift: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/09/taylor-swift-trademarks-reputation-album Music use – parody as fair use: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_v._Acuff-Rose_Music,_Inc This website is an educational…

Low Residency – Day 6 & 7 – Collaboration

On the first day we were divided into random groups and given a brief to reflect upon. Responding to local architecture and landscape. Explore the edgelands, the permanent and the meanwhile. React to Change Trace History Imagine the Future Build Fictions. Our group spent some time discussing what interests us the most and what seemed to be most apparent was the overwhelming sense of information that we all perceived around the centre of Peckham. Whilst in the centre of Peckham we were aware of several shops that we closing down and one in particular, Iceland had removed all of the…

London Gallery Visits

Leake Street Arches Street art at its best – a continually changing space where street artists present their work. Hayward Gallery Diane Arbus: A comprehensive collection of photographs from the early career of Diane Arbus, fifty of the 100 photographs have never been shown in Europe. Most of her images depict urban life in the 50’s and 60’s and she creates very striking photographs where the subject may be in the midst of city life – yet can appear almost solitary. No Photographs allowed unfortunately. https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/02/13/diane-arbus-in-the-beginning-exhibition https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery Kader Attia: An exhibition depicting over twenty years of the past twenty years and…

Low Residency – Day 4 – Sound Workshop

During the Sound Workshop with Ed Kelly Sharktracks.co.uk we experimented with recording sound using field recorders and then editing sound using Audacity. Ed spoke about the field Recorder the Zoom H1 and the Quadraphonic Field Recorder Zoom H2. He encouraged us to consider sound events when recording sound and we experimented with removing Hiss from the audio. Before we recorded the sound we set the audio levels on the devices so that the sound being recorded was at an appropriate level. Some of the features we experimented with in Audactity were: Noise Reduction At Zero Crossings Clip Reduction Fade tool…