The end of unit 7 on the textile course at nuca sees sessions of hardcore assessment - interesting to see the exciting possibilities within the work and to project on them the potential outcomes for the final show and collections.
A day in London
with Book Art students saw visits to two spaces. First the British Library
where we connected the students research strands to objects in the permanent
treasures collection - ending up with a tour of the show curated by the
students - I had fantastic conversations around the work and came away with
many notes and ideas to follow up myself. The afternoon was spent at the Poetry
Library where we looked at the Printed in Norfolk exhibition by Coracle http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/printed-in-norfolk-1000302
Wonderful to visit the work again but also to be given a talk about the Poetry
Library by Chris who was really knowledgeable and made everybody feel that they
had access to the space, the objects within it and the ideas behind it
The guard announces
on the train 'welcome to Later Anglia' most appropriate.
I managed to slip
in a quick visit to the British Museum to see a 3D digital autopsy http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/virtual_autopsy.aspx
- effectively the 'bog man' had been CAT scanned and you were able to
manipulate him on a huge touch screen 'ipad like' - taking away layers of skin,
soft tissue, zooming in and rotating - quite marvellous - I managed to speak to
the curator who happened to be standing behind me as I interacted - a must see.