In homage to one of my biggest inspirations, John Cage on what would have been his 106th birthday (yesterday) here is one of my pieces from 2016 replicating his indeterminate processes from his Ryoanji series of prints. On art, Cage said; “Art is a way of life. It is for all the world like taking a bus, picking flowers, making love, sweeping the floor, getting bitten by a monkey, reading a book, etc…Art is not separate from life (nor is dish-washing when it is done in this spirit)”.
Having recently visited the current Jean Michael Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, London, I have written up a number of observations and reflections I had during my visit. The following piece expands upon many of these observations and reflections.
Notes and general cognitive ramblings from a recent meeting.
Jackson Pollock on accident and intention: “Its not accident if you respond”. Continue reading
For a long time now I have identified in myself a predisposition to get easily sidetracked and distracted, a penchant perhaps to intellectually ‘wonder off’. A habit I have long since been aware of, and indeed referenced numerous times in new year resolutions, (see my Continue reading
Below are a series of observations obtained during the recent collaboration on ‘The Landscape Scrambler’ project. Some are more closely associated with the nature of this particular project itself, whilst others, I hope, are more general observations upon the nature of improvisation. Continue reading
I have recently returned from China on my latest visit, where, amongst other things I completed another project with longtime collaborator the Three Legged Bird (a collaborative platform for experimental animation and film making) I have worked with the Three Legged Bird on a number of projects now, the most recent entitled ‘The Landscape Scrambler’. Continue reading
Observations from a recent meeting:
- A good research project should sought to ‘plug the gap’ left by existing research. The key is identifying the gap in the theoretical and historical framework of a particular field.
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
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