Monday, 11 April 2011


building some new presentations for NUCA - at the moment they are titled - weird uses for textiles stuff, text and textiles, understanding practice through classification and textiles as a mediator.

my application to an exhibition at the point in Eastleigh titled without borders has been accepted – the proposal was to show artists books - the statement - I make books and believe them to be a tool to enable the smooth crossing of borders. The book, a symbol of power and knowledge can be a vehicle to communicate directly; it is a form that is understood in these terms. But repositioning its context and redirecting its purpose challenges these very notions. The work becomes a question rather than an answer, a collaboration in the mind and hand between maker and reader/viewer. The practical aspects of the book form, of disseminating information; of making things clearer are questioned. Within the work ideas around a sense of place come from stillness and silence, a reflective experience of taking time to connection, look, listen, and consider the spaces i find myself in.

the FRAC Haute-Normandie in Rouen have contacted me for permission to digitize and display on their web site the work of mine they have in their collection which is a good thing - making the work and the idea of the book as an art form more accessible. I am looking forward to a workshop on podcasting at NUCA on Thursday – should be interesting to see how it’s done and to consider how the podcast could be utilized both in my teaching and my practice.