Limbo

I’ve had a busy/tricky couple weeks which has included a couple plumbers, a trip to hospital and having to put one of our cats down. On the plus side, it’s also included The Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ – a week before it came out we went to a special premiere...

Reading

This week we have to do a 20 minute talk on something we’ve read that has been inspiring or is helping us with our work. I went to my bookshelf the other day to grab Simulacra and Simulation, as that has been the most interesting book I’ve read/been reading....

Tutorial 15 Nov 2021

15 November 2021 with Jonathan I talked about how I want to put up some ‘boundaries’ so that I will ‘be allowed to/be forced to’ dig deeper into the stuff I’m looking into. It’s very easy for me to flit along finding new things to be interested in and...

Hello, Normies/Science Fans

As I’m getting hundreds of visitors a day to my blog at the moment, I thought I’d interrupt the Fine Art MA notes and stuff to say ‘hello’ and ‘glad you’re enjoying his show’ and ‘yes, I really am writing on my blog again’. Here’s a short film I...

Video Test

I pushed this too far… and earlier versions aren’t particularly good… Hmmmm. There are some nice stills, but other than that: Fail. I used a video which recorded a film projected onto a cinema screen. I put this video on my computer and made the video as small as...

Peter Tscherkassky

Peter Tscherkassky’s films are amazing. I love his technique (see below) and the result. Outer Space- is made with footage from The Entity (1982) by Sidney J. Furie, starring Barbara Hershey. Christa Bl├╝mlinger at Senses of Cinema on Outer Space. LUFF.tv “Peter Tscherkassky gives us a brief userguide of...

Metamodernism

I learned about ‘metamodernism‘ when I was in my second year at Chelsea. I honestly don’t remember how I came upon it, but it blew my freakin’ mind and spoke to me in the deepest way. It suddenly made everything I’ve been increasingly feeling over the past 15 years...

Video Experiment

I had an idea for something last week and wanted to try it. This is my first go and it hasn’t quite worked in the way I was expecting, but there are some interesting things in it that I can use. It’s a time lapse of clip from the...

Reflections On Self-Reflection- repost

I originally wrote this for the blog I did during my Foundation and BA, published Feb 6, 2018… One of the requirements for my Foundation diploma is keeping a ‘self-reflective journal’. After trying to write in a journal (with a pen!!!!), and failing, I moved onto this blog. It’s...

Infrathin

“What art is in reality is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art, art is the gap. I like this idea and even if it’s not true I accept it for the truth.”[1]http://www.impossibleobjectsmarfa.com/infrathin (Arturo Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel...

I Am Sitting In A Room – Alvin Lucier

This piece has been an ongoing inspiration for several years now- the repetition until destruction and a creation of something new and other-worldly… Wikipedia I am sitting in a room is a sound art piece composed in 1969 and one of composer Alvin Lucier’s best known works. The piece...

Freedom

“What work would you do if you were free to do whatever you want?” This question came up in a discussion with a fellow MA student yesterday. It was something that was asked of him recently… we both agreed that we ARE free to do whatever we want! So...

Self-Reflection

Where does your inspiration come from? This is one of questions that is asked of anyone who does anything creative and it’s hard to answer. You can list films, books, artists, tv shows, plays etc that you like and have ‘inspired’ you, but to deeply answer the question –...

Bibliography- Everything Else

Journals, articles, websites, online videos, etc A-ha, 2010. A-Ha – Take On Me (Official 4K Music Video). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914. Abramson, S. (2014). Metamodernism: The Basics. [online] HuffPost. Available at: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/metamodernism-the-basics_b_5973184. [Accessed 4 Feb. 2022] Abramson, S. (2017a). What Is Metamodernism?. [online] Huffpost.com. Available at: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-ismetamodernism_b_586e7075e4b0a5e600a788cd?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006 [Accessed 4 Feb....

Bibliography- Books

Books Abramson, S. (2015). Metamericana. 1st ed. Buffalo: BlazeVOX Books. Appiah, K., 2005. The Ethics Of Identity. 8th ed. [Kindle] Princeton: Princeton University Press. Arthur, C., 2021. Social Warming – The Dangerous and Polarising Effects of Social Media. London: Oneworld Publications. Baudrillard, J., 1996. The System Of Objects. New...

Bibliography – Films/TV

These are the films/tv shows I referenced in all my written work at Chelsea. Films/TV 2001: A Space Odyssey. (1968). [film] Directed by S. Kubrick. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, England: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Annihilation. (2018). [film] Directed by A. Garland. London, England: DNA Films. Black Swan. 2010. [film] Directed by D. Aronofsky....