Tuesday, 30 August 2011


a very long day assessing MA students final work at Camberwell – it was a real joy to spend the day looking at their work, making connections, judgements and discussing work and the ideas behind the it– on the journey back now working on the Berryfield project print and thinking about tomorrow.

Thursday, 25 August 2011


over the past few days it all feels like my life has been about rooms and change. hanging the MA Book Art show back in the main building on Peckham rd has been interesting – returning to where i first worked at Camberwell and yet it’s the end of my connection to these students. there is some excellent work this year, as ever full of material investigation underpinned with rigorous theoretical thinking. i stayed with old friends who are moving after living in their house for a very long time – initially the last night in the empty house appeared to be about memories and loss but as the removal men carried out their boxes of possessions on the morning i was staying the space evolved - before my eyes the home transformed into a house then just a number of rooms and the possibility embedded within the future became the overriding emotion

Thursday, 18 August 2011


the MA show at nuca should be interesting –http://www.nuca.ac.uk/ma-degree-show i have spent the last week during the day working with the students supporting them in the hang and in the evening working on the projects I have in my portfolio. so the conversation has ranged from large scale hybrid typography to black british identity through the moving image via east west culture clash. meanwhile the collaboration with Jeonghee in Korea continues at a pace, the textile photo book with Caroline for rewind is being printed and resembles a ghostly photo album, the work on the folded print for firstsite is at the design stage and the research around smocking is coming to a number of conclusive outcomes and then there is the ongoing conversation with dan and boccia and journey to the podium.

Friday, 12 August 2011


spent the morning working on the collaborative bookwork with Jeonghee for an exhibition in Korea with the Samwon paper gallery called “Between You and Me”– the show is coming up fast and the collaboration beginning to get exciting with the ideas flowing back and forth through email.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


returning after a refreshing break to a mountain of emails with some exciting opportunities. managed to take in some interesting art over the past 10 days – the victor vasarely foundation in aix en province http://www.fondationvasarely.fr/ was extraordinary – in many ways – the work created specifically for the space was huge but seemed strangely lacking in emotion within the building designed with and for the work which was a little run down. the James Turrell piece Pink Mist in the exhibition IMMERSION at Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valence http://www.fabarte.org/page.php?lang=en&cont=participation was stunning and provided space for contemplation and finally the excellent show at imprints in Piégros La Clastre http://imprints-galerie.com/galerie was of prints with some stunning work in a beautiful space.
i managed to get to some reading whilst sitting in the sun - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and Fatherland by Robert Harris. i came across Ayn Rand and her theories of objectivism through the journalism of Adam Curtis and the series All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. Within the Fountainhead there are a number of prescient themes including the downfall of a media magnet – a hugely enjoyable read.
continued to work on the series photos that i take at night using a flash – it creates a feeling of unease and loss and of course the unexpected.