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
Books!… I love books.
There a few things in life I love more than books. The texture of the paper as you turn the pages. The ink embossed lines of text beneath your fingertips. The musk that engulfs your senses when opening the pages of an old second-hand Hemmingway. Continue reading
When visiting The Powerhouse of Art museum in Shanghai China, I was fortunate enough to see a very insightful sound-art installation by the composer Peter Ablinger, and Winfired Ritsch. The piece, entitled: The Truth or: How to teach the Piano Chinese, incorporated a computer controlled piano and screened text. Continue reading
Along with his many drawings, poems, paintings and collages, the Dadaist Kurt Schwitters is perhaps most famous for his sound poem: ‘Ursonate’. Ursonate, or Sonata in primordial sounds, was a Continue reading
Whilst living in an apartment overlooking Aberystwyth marina I made a number of aural observations surrounding the masts of the yachts and cruisers moored in the marina. As the sea flexes Continue reading
Oblique Strategy of the day:
What mistakes did you make last time?
#Brian Eno #Peter Schmidt
I have just returned from China having spent October and November teaching ‘Graphic Representation’ – a first year Fine Art module at Huanghuai university, Zhumadian in China. The module incorporated drawing, printmaking and photography topics and was delivered to a group of 105 first year Fine Art students. Continue reading
Tom Marioni is a conceptual artist who has produced a series of drawings which ‘privilage actions over objects’. one of his most famous pieces, ‘One second sculpture’ 1969 is a piece where he released a coiled measuring tape into the air, allowing it to unravel and fall to the ground, producing an action, a sound work and a drawing through a Continue reading