Monthly Archives: November 2015
“We have Citalopram. We have Sertraline. We have Diazepam, peace be upon him.” – this is an extract from my recent writings. I decided I wanted the artist statement to be a work in itself rather than a description of my work – which can be limiting.
Artist’s Statement: Using everyday materials and objects combined with film and installation, my work explores social and political issues relating to gender, cultural identities, globalization and power. Dealing with troubling issues in a sensitive and considered manner, my work seeks to uplift and empower. News stories, personal accounts and lived experience act as starting points […]
Marcus Coates – artist work is broadly about human-ness how do we create nature as a concept? how does culture serve us? did 9 years of art education – a kind of delay tactic, didn’t feel ready to join the ‘art world’ sees his art as a by-product of life rather than an end point […]
John Akomfrah: On essays, identities and Stuart Hall from Frieze on Vimeo. “…the protean form of the essay film itself. I mean it goes back to the very understanding of the word essay, which is not to write but to make sense.”
ARTQUEST The website lists resources, opportunities and networks opportunities are hand picked, so only the best ones are listed – to minimise the chance of exploitation Artlaw section – archive of Henry Lydiate’s legal arts articles from Art monthly. Contracts and copyright are the most asked about categories. Be prepared and informed about legal stuff. Artroute section […]
Sontag S. (2003) Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Picador [Available at: http://monoskop.org/images/a/a6/Sontag_Susan_2003_Regarding_the_Pain_of_Others.pdf] ” To the militant, identity is everything. And all photographs wait to be explained or falsified by their captions” pg 11 “Photographs of an atrocity may give rise to opposing responses. A call for peace. A cry for revenge. Or simply the bemused awareness, […]
I love colour and am drawn to bright, saturated, flat colour and amorphous shapes, which have influenced my personal/textile works that I create outside the course. I want to include some of these shapes into my work as a kind of break or ‘breath’ in the work: a purely visual, colourful, joyous burst that breaks […]