Mon 27th March – Fri 31st March
- Reading and researching the book The Uncanny by Nicholas Royle
- What is it about the uncanny which interests me, and how does it relate to my own work?
- The familiar becoming the unfamiliar – In relation to the found materials I select, and then transform to convey a new meaning, and essentially a new substance / object after process.
- How something once so recognizable has become so unrecognizable – Not to just to the eye of the viewer, but also the eye of the viewer – this recreation appearing through working methods.
-I see my works as little treasures, something that has appeared through a conscious and subconscious process. How a work I produce can resemble essential worth, for me as the artist I have spent much time and care on each form, to the viewer it could be seen as exciting, intriguing, overall a great piece of art, which could one day be in someones home.
A statement from Wittgenstein helps to back up my point above:
- ‘It is, it’s like a gift in a fairy tale: In the magic castle it appears enchanted, and if you look at it outside in daylight it is nothing, but an ordinary bit of iron. (or something of the sort.)’
The Uncanny by Nicholas Royle P4
- Something titled The A Effect associated with the Uncanny is something which I can relate to very much. I am currently researching into this term.
-As Brecht argued The A Effect consists: ‘In turning the object………From something ordinary, familiar, immediately accessible, into something peculiar, striking and unrecognizable.’
The Uncanny by Nicholas Royle P5
- Seminar with Andrea Gregson – reflecting on the Prologue from the book On Longing by Susan Stewart.
- Ideas found within the text, and how certain aspects may show a relation to my own practice.
- Looking at images – How images can help illustrate text.
- Object – The minuscule and the gigantic
- How text can be written with a poetic grammar.
The Trio – Towel Trace, Plastered Trace, Liner Trace (Work selected for Venice group show)
- Excited to have been contacted by an arts organisation in Italy.
- My art website was approached, and the images I have of my current work was liked very much. The reward for this was to be offered a place in an art group show in Venice, Italy in September.
-The arts organisation is called ANIMA MUNDI which means:
According to several historical cultures, religions and philosophical systems, is a connection between all living entities on the planet, which relates to the world in a similar way as the human soul, connected to the human body.
*The exhibition I have been selected for is titled VISIONS – Sep 14th – Nov 26th 2017.
- Why do I feel my work relates to ANIMA MUNDI, and what could the VISIONS exhibition have in common with my work?
-ANIMA MUNDI refers to energy, natural and artificial element of the planet, in my work there is energy from the action of transformation during process. The documentation of paint to surface describing this change in form, also highlights an energy of line and mark. Natural and artificial can be identified in the make up of the work, to me I see organic and industrial characteristics. This has been mentioned from onlookers, and something I see in my work.