Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Certified Hiding Place

I spent a while researching into the bunkers and compounds that terrorists and political world leaders were hiding out in. As my research concluded there was one underlying factor that was very obvious, in the end they got found. 

As a response to this I made Certified Hiding Place. A place which has officially been designated in the art studio for anyone to hide. When you are here you cannot be found but of course everyone knows where it is because it has officially been put there. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Coral Reef - Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson's labyrinth, The Coral Reef, is something that has great significance to my current project. For the past few weeks I've been researching into where corrupt world leaders and terrorists have been found hiding. Nelson's Coral Reef shows different settings and scenarios that could easily be associated with the type of people I've been researching. 

When I went to visit the installation, I found it eery and very scary. It was the feeling of the unknown of what was behind each door that scared me. The realism of it meant that it felt like a possibility to find a stereotype living with in one of the rooms. 


A short film about how far I can push my body, physically with pain and mentally with pain

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Drawing Machine

Drawing Machine: A tool or device used to make marks with out using the hands
My drawing tool worked in the negative. Instead of adding to the page with marks it scratched into the surface and took away the material as a means on mark making.
The tool used a simple idea about making art on the go. The arm movement from walking would scratch away on to the surface attached to the side of the body and make the marks for the drawing. A simple concept at first but with lots of room for development to make it more complex.

Body In Space Video

Body In Space

The Body In Space sculpture explores the negative spaces the body forms. The spaces were shown/made by placing materials into these spaces to fill the negative area. I found that using the most unexpected spaces had the biggest shock factor. The selection of photos are my favourite from the task. I found that although they may have been painful to make, the impact of the work was shocking for the viewer as they found it uncomfortable to look at.


The Museum task was a group collaboration about exploring new ways of working. The museum was based on a fictional story we had devised about a tragic death of a young musician. The aim was to make it as realistic as possible. In the time given (one day) we tried our best effort to address all the small details of the museum to make it more realistic. This included labels and the ageing of materials. 
The method of working in a museum style is a new and interesting way to work. It worked especially well in a group as each task could be delegated out in order to get everything done in time. Not a way of working out of choice but interesting to try something new out.

Sunday, 1 January 2012