Tutorial – 18/01/19

I found my tutorial with Jonathan today to be very constructive. To date I have begun several threads of experimentation which were up for discussion. In the first instance we discussed the experimentation I had recently completed using latex. See Roof Slates and Latex. My intention is to upscale this experiment to create a much larger piece and the intention of bringing stitch back into my artwork. Reflecting on my previous piece using stitch in Evacuee I do not simply want to recreate the process and apply it to this body of work, I want to develop the thinking further. For the evacuee…

Roof Slates and Latex

I previously had an idea to latex the roof slates and decided to put this idea into action. I had in my mind a larger sculptural piece of work and saw potential in using the slates I had previously gathered to create this piece. I also had a desire to investigate potential projection surfaces and latex could possibly provide me with a suitable surface to project onto. As part of this task I also wanted to estimate how much liquid latex I would need to create a large sculptural piece and some estimation would be required as to the number…

Project Proposal – Draft 2

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 in the landscape reflect the inner experience where memories become lost or faded over time? Do changes in the landscape provide an analogy for changes in memory? Do things such as location smell, sound, objects help us to remember? Aims Research theories that relate to…

Tutorial – 02/11/18

Today’s Tutorial with Jonathan has been really useful as to date I have been going through quite a lot of confusion with regards to my way forward and my Project Proposal. I began by explaining to Jonathan the point where I’m at now. Prior to starting the MA I had been intent on my project being based upon Women in Work and I originally wrote a proposal for this as a theme. However in one of the recent group chats Jonathan had asked me if I always worked to a theme and this raised for me the fact that I…

Project Proposal – Draft 1

Displacement, Loss, History, Culture, Memory What is the question or issue? Investigate the analogies that can be found in the landscape that can reflect issues of collective and personal memory displacement and loss reflected in the surrounding environment. Can the influence of man in the landscape be portrayed as an analogy for the social issue of displacement and loss on a personal level? Can the effects of dereliction and abandonment in the landscape reflect the inner experience where memories become lost or faded over time? Can changes in the landscape provide an analogy for changes in memory? Can things such…

Memory and Transformation

memory-in-contemporary-art fantasy-memory-transformation In Search of Lost Time , by the French novelist Marcel Proust in 1909–1922, is one of the most reoccurring of influences on contemporary art. Proust mentions more than one hundred artists—from Bellini to Whistler—in the novel, referencing a great many of their works. From Helen Jones Presentation Autobiography: the externalization of personal memory Tracey Emin                                                                     Felix Gonzales- Torres          …