A really inspiring day of speakers. Slim Yearwood John Newling Nabil Nayal Abigail Addison I found them all engaging and enthusiastic about their respective areas but John Newling was an inspiration. Sometimes you meet people who you think, I would be happy if I turn out a bit like you....someone who is inspirational in thought demeanor and manner. I wish I was able to absorb Slims entrepreneurial skill and Johns creative and critical thinking. Ecologies 3 John Newling
So I took this technique further and rolled out two bags of 12.5 KG crank clay. It took an hour per bag (need a slab roller) . I laid it onto brown paper for moving and trimmed it. I tried to get closer to the original intention by embedding organic matter into the surface more and also pre fired raw clays as grog. In diameter this is around 20 inches ! I pushed the thinking around Sculpture/ drawing by taking out sections and working the interior too. This breaks the visual
So , I really need to see whether the system of using crank clay as a base for sketches in raw clays and materials would work. Crank seems to hold its shape better (grogged body clay) and accepts slips onto the surface quite well .I did cheat a little by using other things in my 'toolkit' such as porcelain and oxides but this is an experiment after all. I added my usual mark making and drawing onto the clay and put a curve in it by laying over one of teh small manhole enteran
Had an interesting day , getting to understand the thinking behind some of the work going on in the WIP Show. On a personal note, I think I sounded a bit confrontational in my crit, I didnt intend that. Having said that I have been told it was fine. Strange how the nerves still affect you after so long sharing thoughts in public. When its your peers, and when it's personal I think it differs slightly. Still haven't got to the bottom of the additional media yet. I think I make
Even though the exhibition last year was geared towards ceramics I thought I would enter an idea which might push my research and direction in a particular way and force a bit more depth of enquiry. This is some of the information from the proposal.... I have referenced the writings of Thomas Browne within my own research and his examination of the practice of hydriotaphia (roman or Saxon urn Burials) within the Norfolk landscape. What intrigues me is not the ‘burial’ but the
I was actually really pleased with the outcome of the work, as in it was as I had imagined it to be. I was really interested in the way the work dominated the space, although in a corner. The audio rose gradually so that people started to raise their voices until the sound shut off with a dramatic cut . I was intrigued by observing their reactions. Obviously the audio was intentionally invasive and was intended to mirror the rise and fall of industrial noise with the decline
Had an interesting tutorial with Craig today and covered a lot of similar ground. However, he did recommend I look at Donald Judd in terms of a published paper regarding units of measurement and the body as the basis for an industrial standard.
So after some hoo ha managed to install wall. I think the floor is better grey as it is just enough to become anonymous , as in neither tonal or colour interference. All set up really apart from the light and AV