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 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 was stunning and provided space for contemplation and finally the excellent show at imprints in Piégros La Clastre 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.