Friday, 22 May 2015

referencesreferenced

later ...a day in London on route to Heathrow - first up ...Whitechapel Gallery - The Production Line of Happiness - an exhibition concerned with image making and the deconstruction of image presentation - quite marvellous whilst upstairs a piece by Jan Toomick moved me to tears - dancing with dad a video work, has the artist dancing manically to voodoo childe by Jimmy Hendrix on the grave of his father. Beautifully sad. http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/christopher-williams/
Theaster Gates at white cube is just stunning - extraordinary work, made from the everyday, sublime in its understanding and the art references come thick and fast, the most knowing show i've seen in a while - a joy. http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/theaster_gates_bermondsey_2015/  
The Vinyl Factory at Brewer Street has supersymmetry by Ryoji Ikeda its a little impenetrable but a great spectacle. The first room has a number of receptacles that hold hundreds of small ball bearings, it is titled just enough to get them moving and the patterns they create you would not believe - random magic! The second room is a documentation of what has happened in the first room (i think). http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-factory-news/ryoji-ikeda-and-the-vinyl-factory-present-supersymmetry-at-brewer-street-car-park/

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

gamesandfilmagain

I’ve been playing another couple of beautiful games on the PS3the unfinished swan and Hohokum - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unfinished_Swan is quite stunning dynamically – the way you create and navigate the world you exist within by ‘painting’ the seemingly blank white space with paint, water, light  and vines which you ‘grow’. The idea itself is just so beautifully clever and it also works well enabling great fluidity of engagement with the game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohokum has majestic game play which is also incredibly intuitive – a feeling of knowing what to do. This combined with some funky aquatic biomorphic graphic shapes just makes you smile.

Meanwhile this is a link to the film made for the Parallel Practices project by the Crafts Council – my element of the project kicks in at 2.40 http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/parallel-practices

Monday, 11 May 2015

iterativefoldingfilms

off to New York with Textiles students from NUA at the end of the week – planning the itinerary on the internet and  playing with Google Earth makes it feel real....!!!!!......looking forward to some most excellent highlights including – The new Whitney down by the highline, Serra at David zwiner’s, Bjork and Yoko Ono at MOMA - and then there’s the American Folk Art Museum which I’ve never been to. Meanwhile working on the folding iterative films about folding within and about folding.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

foldingglowing

some giffs to begin the process of film making - bringing the structures to life 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

thinkingfoldingfilm

looking at the idea of editioning some of the folded folding modular structures so focusing on methodology and materials to make some finished pieces – but also there is still the idea of making objects with a view to filming them eventually. Some more versions -

also a show coming up that will be good - http://thisisbecausetheinternet.tumblr.com/about I shall of been and returned from New York by then – the itinerary of which is getting very full with the New Witney to check out, the Serra at David Zwirner, the New museum of Modern Art has the triennial, Bjork and Yoko Ono at MOMA. I’ve never been to the American Folk Art Museum so looking forward to that.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

lookingtalkingquestioning

Aldeburgh Lookout http://www.aldeburghbeachlookout.com/ has the wonderful Altea Grau Vidal working in residence – see some of her work here  http://alteagrau.com/ and http://alteagrau.blogspot.co.uk/ Altea is a MA Book Art Alumni who explores the space of text on and in the page, looking at our relationship to it and in the process creating exquisite work. The Private views at the lookout are on Saturdays at 11-4pm, drinks 12-2pm – I was looking forward to seeing how she worked with a seascape space that is part of my life and the work was even better than I imagined. The site specific nature of the installation meant that the inclusion of the towers surrounds became part of the piece. The duality of the book was much in evidence and layers upon layers explored through and within the moving image projecting onto the double page spread. Really quite sublime.


Friday afternoon was spent with Adam Collier www.BeautyandTheBear.co.uk filming the house for a RIBA award the house is up for. There are to be a series of short films presented as part of the awards evening. I was also interviewed for a film that RIBA Suffolk are making to encourage people to become clients of architects – why is design important to me? What did you learn from working with an architect? – killer questions but good.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

handfullsofenergy

developing the folding structures - its interesting to consider their filming in the making – their functionally and ease of movement. I’m working with reflective material to bounce light, to give the impression of energy surrounding and within the hands.