This year I have made my videos using Creative Commons material as usual. However, I realised when using a Beethoven piece that it was 250 years since his birth. So, I’ve drawn on two of his works this year, and its made me think more about how creativity is shared and possessed. And made me […]
Virtual World in Printmaking Exhibitions
One of the things I have really spent a lot of time on – almost all of the end of 2019 and into 2020 – is spanning virtual worlds with the actual world through printmaking. Of light on screens to ink on paper, using traditional mechanical craft methods. As 2020 comes to a close, lots […]
No apologies for the re-edit!
I’ve ended up reworking five of my video works this year with a re-edit. It wasn’t that I was unhappy with them, but I left them thinking they needed something more, but I couldn’t quite think what. Being on line means you can publish faster, but this does not necessarily mean you have taken shortcuts […]
Marry together jubilantly
Here is another kind of art I like: the anonymous, the cobbled together, the hand-me down, the postscript, collaborations between strangers that marry together jubilantly, but don’t quite fit. Writer and art critic Olivia Laing, on how Derek Jarman mixed art, gardening, filmmaking and writing* I recently spotted an exhibition calling for videos featuring blue, […]
Triangles Are Not My Genre
Opening at Queensland College of Art is an exhibition that has been a year in the planning by Alison James. My own contribution is My Music of the Spheres, a piece of video art from four years ago, accompanied by two pieces of printmaking from last winter. The names of the work hold to the […]
And the festivals keep coming!
Even if art and film festivals are at a distance this year. The Anharmonic Film Festival is a new setup, but very much approaching this from an arts perspective rather than a filmmaking one. So it looks like it’s going to be much more about visual interpretation and ideas than story-lines, actors and technical perfection. […]
This Moment Brief, at Woolwich
More details about the work selected for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in November. It is one of the foremost printmaking fairs in the UK, so I see it as a real achievement to be there. The selected print was one of the first images from my video art that I worked with. My video […]
New Art in Old Containers
Revised version, 2020 During summer 2020, Marina Münter’s exhibition Non-Perishable, of artwork in containers was shown again. It ws first at Art in the Park in June 2020, before being moved to Marina Münter’s own The G.B.T.H. Project, until 1st September 2020. The busy autumn I referred to in the original post in 2017 meant […]
Bare Face Challenge?
On Flickr, there is a an SLBareFaceChallenge going on for Second Life avatars. At first I dismissed the idea of a bare face challenge, but then decided it was worth thinking through that more. The bare face of my avatar is really a neutral grey, as I now have a mesh head on top of […]
Came forth light
At 37Gb of data, two pieces of music, 60 pieces of video equating to 120 edits in 10 minutes and 13 seconds, statistically out of isolation came forth light was one of the most intense works I’ve made. But artistic expression is more than numbers. I’ve written previously about my thoughts on Isolation by CapCat […]