Installed a new version of The Machine Stops at Burbage Common. The site was picked as you can hear the trains as they cut through the centre of the common and woodland.
Tags have been arranged as to draw the viewer along short paths, from a woodland clearing, to a tree, where the majority of the tags hang like fruit.
This blog represents a work in progress, a collection and assemblage of thoughts, rants, research and practice, in an attempt to navigate my artistic learning and practice through my MA in Fine art at Birmingham School of Art.
It’s organised (if a little chaotically at times) into a few categories:
- Contemporary Philosophy and Aesthetics – CPA (Option module)
- Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Environment in Context – MAW (Option module)
- Research in Practice – RIP
- Advance Practice – AP
- Radical Art and Social Practice – RASP (A space to let off steam and hopefully turn it into something positive)
New categories to come:
- Things Imagined But Yet To Be Made – TIBYTBM (A repository for good and bad ideas and proposals, a place for them to sit and hum, to be later raided and perhaps realised)
- Stop Look Make – SLM (A section which follows the development and delivery of a new course linking philosophy, art and wellbeing, to be delivered in Jan 2018)
- Final Presentation – FP (Final MA Show Presentation/Dissertation)
Exploring contemporary arts practice outside of traditional studio practice. We are looking at the horizontal trajectory of contemporary artists careers and links with social practice and research in next weeks MAW seminar but interestingly we also discussed this at my tutorial with Carole.
Turns out were getting all radical and critical,psychiatry this week with a look at The Three Ecologies, a social theory of the mind, the planet and the social. This might hold the key to exploring mental health and therapeutic notions of art practice as a research question. Need more musing…
The next stage for my text-based works is to make some labels, signs or flags featuring the snippets of found text and distribute them around the city. Also I might write them on the back of dirty vans?