Working Title Investigate the analogies found in the landscape that can reflect issues of collective and personal memory displacement and loss reflected in the surrounding environment. Is the influence of man in the landscape an analogy for the social issue of displacement and loss on a personal level? Do the effects of dereliction and abandonment […]Read more "Unit 1 Project Proposal – Draft 2"
This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Lesions in the Landscape is a video installation with an immersive sound piece. I became inspired by this piece through my own struggles with memory after a period of illness. Claire, struggling with amnesia and memory loss through encephalitis causing a lesion in […]Read more "Research – Shona Illingworth"
This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Rachel Whiteread came to my attention mainly for the piece House (1993) where she had cast the interior of a house in concrete prior to it being demolished. This spoke very much of memory and history of the many people who had lived […]Read more "Research – Rachel Whiteread"
02/10/2018 Introductions A general introduction to everyone and a lot of introductory information relating to the course. http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/ http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/doku.php?id=calendar http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/doku.php?id=blogs http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/doku.php?id=blogs#section20182020 http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/doku.php?id=useful_links http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/doku.php?id=new_students http://www.artlicks.com https://www.studentartpass.org/ual http://www.fineartdigital.org/wiki/doku.php?id=liverpool_biennial_visit https://www.fact.co.uk/projects/aurora.aspx http://nonsenseresponse.wordpress.com/ 09/10/2018 Presentations This was the beginning of our individual presentations outlining our work to date and our proposed direction of work. http://www.mattfratson.com/practice-statement https://vimeo.com/294095351 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9g8OjwyqPk&feature=youtu.be https://vimeo.com/294028582/ebba55a7d6 https://axashblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/symposium-1/ https://spark.adobe.com/page/fQ9VytzHNpWq9/ […]Read more "Skype Meetings – Year 1, Term 1"
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 […]Read more "London Fine Art Trip"
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 […]Read more "Site Visits – Tryweryn"
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 […]Read more "Site Visits – Haweswater, Thrusscross & Derwent"
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 […]Read more "Experimenting with Binaural Audio"
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 […]Read more "Aims and Objectives"
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 […]Read more "Research – Heidi Bucher"