Well movember is over– pleased with the result but am now smooth faced. Assisted on a photo shoot this afternoon – mirror suit and landscape. The lecture for the Open College of the Arts went well – it really is the future. http://www.slideshare.net/l.bicknell/research-for-year-1-2013-com the presentation looked at the role of research within an art practice – its pivotal position in supporting creative thinking and enabling the making of work. Pecha Kucha’s with year 2 textile students at NUA went very smoothly – their introduction delivers another strand of professionalism which is now embedded in the course. The Thursday lecture by Lee Lapthorne was quite beautiful – mirroring what we talk about in terms of seeking out collaboration, the need to enjoy working on things you are unsure about, failing wonderfully and learning and multi-tasking as a glorious necessary http://www.leelapthorne.com/ - we really are good at delivering a positive learning and teaching experience to the students.
It’s a busy week coming up with teaching in Norwich for 2 days (mainly assessing) and then London and Colchester. Managed to see a bunch of quite poor films this week......Wild Target - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235189/ a nice enough jaunt with raft of English luvies doing their thing, The Worlds End - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213663/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 ok – but the funniest moment was the list of pub names which was Very funny, Real Steel - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433035/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_11 well what to say – boxing robots – it was my own fault that I chose and then watched it and finally Fearless - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446059/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_13 – relentless but impeccable fighting from Jet Li.