I have been working on a number of new shapes that explore the book form within the structures. They use different qualities of paper to exploit bending, squash, deform and friction. Continuing the work with Kings within the synthetic anatomy project. It really is a glorious experience. The situation has so many positive aspects - to be valued for the creativity brought into the room and celebrated by the students who are focused and alert to new possibilities. Working in the laboratories presents an interesting number of issues but mainly one is aware of the tech support, each bench having a monitor and using a microphone means that one can talk clearly and also use it to offer each student the opportunity to talk to the whole class. They did great work, revelations all around using 'art school thinking' to explore lateral thinking and problem solving. The act of reflection was flagged up and explored - scientists using sketch books. Working with the glorious Celia Pym is such a pleasure and I'm looking forward to this week where she is leading a session using drawing as a vehicle for thinking.
managed to get back to Kara Walker at the Tate - it was good to go back and look at the work again - it's quite a monument with an impressive use of the space.
meanwhile Parasite is a glorious film of shifting genres and meanings, Never Look Away is a stunning film about art, and creativity in adversity - a real winner - don't be put off by the 3 hour subtitles, it will feel like 3 minutes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5311542/?ref_=rvi_tt and you get to see a lecture by Joseph Beuys - most excellent. finally worked through Sex Education which continues to do good work, demonstrating some excellent lessons - if you have children watch it with them.