At a recent meeting with my supervisor, whilst ‘pinning down’ the terms reproduction and interpretation in the context of equivalents between alternative art forms (i.e visual & audible), I was introduced to the concept of ‘databending’. Databending Continue reading
The latest in my ‘aural observations’ series of articles features the sound artist Bartholomaus Traubeck, and his work entitled ‘Years’ 2011. A sound installation, the piece consists of an adapted record player that plays cross-section slices of a tree trunk. Continue reading
Continuing from the previous submission to the ‘Aural Observations’ series of the Sea Organ off the coast of Croatia, I have discovered a ‘Wave Organ’ situated in San Francisco Bay.
The Wave Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty that forms part of the small boats harbour Continue reading
Having previously come across Cage’s stunning ‘Ryoanji’ series of drawings and prints from the 1980’s, (see John Cage: Ryoanji Series) inspired by his visit to the Ryoanji temple in Kyoto. I was familiar with the working processes and concept of employing ‘chance’ to dictate the compositional properties and physical application of mark for these pieces. After undertaking further reading around the series I had Continue reading
Truly great architecture exists as a product of its environment. The criteria of which a building should be judged against; is not only in its ability to enhance the landscape in which it is situated, but to physically transform and enhance our relationship to, and experience of a place. Continue reading
My approach to Art is somewhat unorthodox and contradictory.
Traditionally a visual entity – accessible through the eyes, the visual appearance is of course very important. Art has always been, despite the best efforts of many visionaries along the way,
I recently stumbled across an article on the BBC website entitled ‘How creativity is helped by failure’. The title immediately grabbed me as the general precept is a notion I have always held central to my work. Experience teaches me that risk taking is an integral part of creative practice – significant breakthroughs Continue reading
I have an oil filled radiator. My radiator generally resides in my study / studio but gets moved around between rooms to service the heating needs of my apartment as and when required. Over a period of time I began to observe a peculiar, regular tapping noise encompassing the space of my apartment. Continue reading
Wabi-Sabi is an ancient Buddhist philosophy and principle of Japanese aesthetics centred around the ‘perfection’ in im-perfection and transience. The principle can be described as judging beauty in the ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’. Characteristics of Wabi-Sabi can include; asymmetry, texture and tone, Continue reading
A major part of my research revolves around the concept of ‘equivalents’, particulaly between the visual and the audible (eg. white paper and white noise) – imaging the visual of the audible, and the audible of the visual. Continue reading