Thursday, 25 November 2010
It's been a busy week! Along with 11 other artists, I have been curating and hanging an exhibition in the School Gallery, Sion Hill. It's Called 'No Working Title' and is the outcome of a really exciting project which took place in Feb/March this year. In collaboration with Norwich College of Art and Winchester School of art, 12 fine art students from each institution were randomly paired up and via post or e-mail sent each other a set of instructions, in order to create a piece of artwork. We met up at the Tate Modern and revealed what we had made, in a day of conversation with Ann Coxon, Assistant Curator of Displays at the Tate, who also visited us recently in Bath to talk about how to curate this travelling exhibition. The over-arching curatorial theme we chose is that of items being sent and received, packaged and unwrapped. Not a white plinth in sight! Brown parcel tape links each set of instructions with their resulting artwork.
The instruction I received, from Sarah Adams at Norwich, was to "make something that would be considered time consuming". I made a 1000 piece puzzle and documented the time I laid each piece, and to pass even more time, I made a stop motion animation in which I attempt to dissolve a leather-strapped wrist watch in sodium hydroxide.
I sent instructions in the form of a photograph of a projection (see above). I received a beautiful aluminium cast of a collection of 'precious' objects.
Lots has been going on in the studio too, I'll update with images of my new work soon!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I am organising and curating an event in January, in collaboration with a group of BSAD artists and designers and Bath Spa SU!
It's going to be an outside exhibition of interventions in the landscape around the lake, woodland and gardens at Newton Park. We are in the process of applying for funding at the moment and are hoping to receive proposals for artwork from students across all subjects at Bath School of Art and Design. The theme is human interaction with the natural environment. Lots to do!!!
Friday, 5 November 2010
'All That Glitters is Not Gold II'
I have edited the work, and re-installed it in the dark project space at Dartmouth Avenue. A long, useful discussion was had this morning, which centred around the invitation to play and the idea of touch.
Monday, 1 November 2010
One evening down at Illuminate Bath! Fab night with the launch party in the Green Park Brasserie with art and poetry projections going on in the station, and my installation in the foyer.
I installed a selection of found and used objects in plastic pots and glass jars, and invited passers by to participate by selecting and projecting their choice of objects on an over head projector. Simple.
Pleased with the feedback tonight, and it's been interesting and exciting to see how people interact and participate. They are usually timid to start, not sure whether to touch.
I'll be installing the work in the foyer of Green Park Station tomorrow and Wednesday evenings too (2nd and 3rd November 5-8pm each night) so please come along and be part of the art!