2015 December: The Cockpit and the Unborn Lovers Project

10 Days before the Performance The Cockpit Theatre has granted me a 15 minute slot at their upcoming Theatre in the Pound scratch night after I sent them a Rosa + Lawrence proposal. "Rosa + Lawrence" is the title these days. Somebody suggested to me that if the desired future for the characters is to … Continue reading 2015 December: The Cockpit and the Unborn Lovers Project

2015 November: Home Affairs

Already this term I have expanded my networks a lot more, just by being more proactive about organising events at uni or asking my fellow students to help me. I have been very shy and rather avoided the idea of working close to people, with the exception of the show I did with T in … Continue reading 2015 November: Home Affairs

2015: October: The Unbearable Lightness of Being & A Ritual Resuscitation of Eternal Lovers

The Unbearable Lightness of Being I have just read Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and found myself consistently delighted with it. Here are some extracts: On the bowler hat belonging to Sabina, Tomas' artist lover (p.83): First, it was a vague reminder of a forgotten grandfather, the mayor of a small Bohemian town … Continue reading 2015: October: The Unbearable Lightness of Being & A Ritual Resuscitation of Eternal Lovers

2015 September: Lucas Blalock, Emma Cocker, Helena Hauff and Proust

Emma Cocker Emma Cocker becomes an increasingly interesting researcher-artist for me to have a dialogue with. For her, research about practice and practice itself are one and the same. She uses her practice to experiment with ideas about artistic labour and process, which I find exciting. I guess a tool used to examine itself is … Continue reading 2015 September: Lucas Blalock, Emma Cocker, Helena Hauff and Proust

2015 August: A Brief Thought about my BA Paper

I've had fun demystifying the Leeds art scene for myself, and even made a few friends along the way, but have realised that although I might go to all the openings and events that go on in the city, I am not getting at the heart of works I might really enjoy. It's back to … Continue reading 2015 August: A Brief Thought about my BA Paper

2015 July: Sporadic Research in Leeds

As part of my current pretty random approach to research, I came across a book, Internet Art by Rachel Greene (2004). A really straightforward, but highly informative historical-critical tour of art responding to the internet as medium and subject up until the date of publication. Being an internet baby, born right into the time when … Continue reading 2015 July: Sporadic Research in Leeds

2015 June: Exploring Leeds and Starting a Novel

The term ended a while ago, I am back at family home in Leeds, and the next focus in my research is I guess my BA paper. A good opportunity to think out those ideas about jealousy and empathy in art making. An awareness of these forces in my practice has actually led me to … Continue reading 2015 June: Exploring Leeds and Starting a Novel

2015 May: Mysterious Travels, Zine Jealousy and a Woman in a Box

Okay, the Mead Scholarship and Galleri Fisk proposals are done. Now I am excited to get back into my work. The end of year exhibition that is coming up is a good opportunity for me to feel pressured into finalising some ideas that have been brewing. My health problems have gotten worse unfortunately, and I’ve … Continue reading 2015 May: Mysterious Travels, Zine Jealousy and a Woman in a Box

2015 April: Creating an Exhibition Proposal

I just finished my essay entitled An Empathetic Affair: On the Distribution of Identity in Art Making Today, and am actually pretty pleased with it. I struggled getting into it and exploring external sources. I have a hard time finding visual artists that really resonate with me, in fact most of my research comes from … Continue reading 2015 April: Creating an Exhibition Proposal

2015 March: Galleri Fisk, Shyness and Performing

Now is the time to get writing my essay and writing my proposals. My essay, Galleri Fisk proposal and funding proposals all need to be done within the next month. There is the Mead Scholarship I am applying for (offered by UAL to outstanding proposals by 2nd years, with broad specifications as to the proposal … Continue reading 2015 March: Galleri Fisk, Shyness and Performing