2016 July: Research Matter(s) // Birmingham City University

It seemed appropriate, being thrown into a new season, a new employment status and a new home, to read Mason Currey’s book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I have always been fascinated by regimens, and understanding my habits and working predilections seems to me to be my only lever in governing my artistic practice. Since … Continue reading 2016 July: Research Matter(s) // Birmingham City University

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2016 June: Anticipating Disenchantment

Graduating felt relieving and deflating at the same time. There was no particular moment at which I ceased being a student, I was weaned off the identity I’d come to suppose for myself gradually over the last couple of months. And yet, I’d never been quite aware of my status as student, I’ve just been … Continue reading 2016 June: Anticipating Disenchantment

2016 May: A Show about Scripting

I tried the “ventriloquism” or “keyboard-puppeteering” idea - I am still not sure what to call it and so the provisional name is Venting. This was a surprisingly exhausting experiment, as it involved four hours of spontaneously coming up with stories quickly enough for my reading partner to read aloud the text I was typing … Continue reading 2016 May: A Show about Scripting

2016 April: Winging It

I am not going ahead with the panel event I was planning for Degree Show. I was surprised to find that as a proposal it came up against so many assessment protocols and ethical issues. Apparently, anybody employed at Wimbledon helping me with the project either by participating, referring me contacts or securing a space … Continue reading 2016 April: Winging It

2016 March: A Stormed Brain – Rosa + Lawrence Symposium and the Undergraduate Research Forum

I presented my Unborn Lovers project as part of a panel discussion at the University of the Arts London’s pilot symposium: the Undergraduate Research Forum. I thought it would be a great venue to practice speaking publicly about some of the more theoretical aspects of my work, so I didn’t hesitate to submit something. There … Continue reading 2016 March: A Stormed Brain – Rosa + Lawrence Symposium and the Undergraduate Research Forum

2016 February: Valentine’s Day, Origins of Life, Talking Drawing

I went to visit the new art/restaurant space opening adjacent to Apiary Studios in London, where there used to be a Brazilian restaurant the other day. I've been invited to present Rosa + Lawrence as part of the Valentine's program at Honey Moon. I am grateful for my tutor's recommendation to the organisers, particularly because … Continue reading 2016 February: Valentine’s Day, Origins of Life, Talking Drawing

2016 January: Art Writing, Interim and Art Vacuum

My first article to be published made its way into Curating the Contemporary by the end of last month. It is great to look back at the evolution of the whole piece. A year prior I was visiting a friend in Oslo, not at all expecting to stumble across some art that would really stick … Continue reading 2016 January: Art Writing, Interim and Art Vacuum