- Passing Through Non-Place
- Border Landscapes
- centre of a racecourse
- Thoughts in Progress
- Artist Research
- Catalogue of Sounds
- Exhibitions and Talks
- Parliament Island Series
- On a bike to Belgium and back again
- Grwyne Fechan
- Modern Garden Square Living
- Sound Drawings
- Exhibition Journal
- Exhibitions to Visit
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Plans and diagrams/ wall drawing
The Dome - potential as a space for both visual and audio
Projecting sound drawing/lithographic marks onto architectural plan/ dome drawing
Introducing the 'filter'
experiments with coloured acetate
Thinking about idea that the sound surrounding us on a daily basis is mechanical/ electronic/ manmade (bound to Lefebvre's notion of SOCIAL SPACE) what status does this give to physical space ie. nature?
Juxtaposing the two, thinking about they interact - the blurring of boundaries between fixed categories such as natural/urban, constructed/organic, photographic/autographic, audio/visual...
Thursday, 3 November 2016
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THOUGHTS
How different schools of therapy think about thoughts:
1. Thoughts have meaning (Freudian). Thoughts, and where they come from, intimately related to who we are.
2. Cognitive behavioral therapy. (Dr Aaron Beck). We shouldn't accept 'automatic negative thoughts' at face value. We should challenge/contradict these thoughts. Displacing popularized Freudian theories.
3. Third wave therapy/ mindfulness. Some thoughts have no meaning. Don't contradict negative thoughts, ignore them. MEDITATION.
But what happens when we 'lean into' dark thoughts?
HOW TO BECOME BATMAN
'Visual areas of the brain can be activated by sound and touch'
Is the audible so far away from the visual? Are they closer than we think?
They use the example: What does the street look like when you're looking at your phone? We have periphery vision, but we couldn't look at a sign/ read specific information. There is a theory that this can be achieved by blind people with echo-location, especially is learnt at a young age.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Physical reaction to sound - foot tapping. Can i use this when creating my drawings? Layer recording of ambient journey sounds with foot tapping. Demonstrates how experience is mediated by headphones- tapping corresponds to an soundtrack that isn't revealed. Like watching someone listen to music without knowing what the song is. This rhythm can then begin to be reflected in the drawings.
|'Remembered Experience', Lisa Traxler|
Walking and taking photographs as a thought process.
Landscape/ sound/ experience
|'Noise of the Landscape (Part 2)', Lisa Traxler|
Monday, 24 October 2016
From a portrait project completed in first year of my BA. Painted whilst listening to an interview with the subject, who loved music, which is why I decided to focus on visualizing sound, which ultimately became a visualization of a conversation.
'Hampstead Road', Screen Print, Created for Slade Print Fair 2014.
Photographed and deconstructed an alcove I used to walk past every day on my way to work.
Deconstructed to reflect my experience of it:
- broken up by angular shafts of light
- enclosed and dominated by horizontal lines
And which went to inspire early 'movement drawing' at beginning of MA
Sunday, 23 October 2016
(Raymond Williams, Keywords: Nature)
Friday, 23 September 2016
22nd October 2016
Notes from Talks
SPIRALS- Recurring sign that binds the universe together
- Travel journals
- Landmarks, uniting devices
- Walking stands for living
- Swedenborg: 'walking and journeying purvey mans movements'
- Walking and thinking: walking as inspirational - too romantic and old fashioned view of connecting with the natural
'The Holloway' - romanticising and anthropomorphising nature. Good speaker but nostalgic narrative!
'An Essex Journey', photographer Jason Orton
Photographs always make us reflect on the past as they are always necessarily images of the past.
Utopian settlements in England/ Land Colonies e.g. Silver End, Marylandsea.../ Experiments in alternative living
Discussed the IMMEDIACY OF SOUND (relates to Janet Cardiff)
METROPOLITAN TRAILS: GR2013
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Salt Pans | Essential Elements
16 September – 29 October 2016
Pivot Irrigation / Suburb
Salt Pans #25, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
Rock of Ages #4, Abandoned section, Adam-Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont
Tuesday, 13 September 2016