This is the outcome of several other film ideas i’ve posted below, almost an accumulation of the previous in on video piece. I chose the blur to disguise the actions of the subjects and the text to explain what they are doing but by the matter of fact nature of the words it creates almost an element of paranoia. I’ve also replaced the word ‘screen’ or ‘tv’ with the word ‘you’ to punch home the element of spectatorship and believe that my concept has been achieved. It’s been considered that the image is too blurry although I disagree to an extent, if anything i’d of liked it to be more so to add an element of abstract ambiguity so much so that the subjects maybe lost and let the action words be more of the focus. Still more interesting than the black and white version.
Response from artist:
Thanks for the Reblog Holly. My name is Paul Bloof owner of the Porn without the People Blog. You pretty much hit the nail on the head with your description. I appreciate that. The artifacts of the Pshop are inteneded to be noticable to highlight the action of removal and the residual image intended to seem scarred. This was a quiet little blog that I didn’t promote to much. Its just a dated document really. I hope to print off a series of them and show them this year in Dublin IRL.
This piece held particular poignance for me. It’s from Paul Coldwell’s exhibition at Kettle’s Yard and although this is the only image I have found online it was originally shown on a solitary bed belonging to a female occupant, placed in the same position as her ribs would have been. As soon as he mentioned human presence I was captivated. Unfortunatley however this particular image appears to be amongst his private collection although I have entered into a dialogue with him and hope to have my own copy soon.
Paul Coldwell - majorly inspirational artist talk!
It was by chance I went to this artist talk and I am so glad I did. I’d never heard of Paul Coldwell before so it was all completely new for me. He started off talking about his drawings and how it developed to sculpture and so on with a strong tie to the development of printing and technology. What really grabbed me though was his use of everyday objects within his work- be it sculptures of cleaning products or discarded coats. He gives them meaning and status within his piece through the media he uses. Although i’ve never been one to make prints nor sculpture it has inspired me with my own drawings and feel I have a new affinity for the coat as an object if nothing else?
Only thing is though, for this exhibited piece for assessment- do I stick with film or go with the now seemingly more exciting drawings?
Ere erera baleibu icik subua aruaren (1970, Spain, 75 minutes) by José Antonio Sistiaga
spotty textures, thick and thin, of brilliant hues, rapidly moving together in and out of the screen into various directions, creating a series of interesting and strangely coherent visual compositions, projected onto a white background, giving it a unique glow.
I remember being on my Foundation when a visiting artist came in, her practice directly involved painting on celluloid film. Since then I have always wanted to try this yet i’d completely forgotten about it until my tutorial the other day. The only thing that is holding me back is the lack of a celluloid camera and the expense. I know that I shouldn’t be limited by this so I suppose i’ll have to keep a tentative eye on eBay.
Wish I could remember her name….
In all honesty when I first watched this I skipped through the video at different intervals and it wasn’t until I was half way through did I realise what was being shown. I believe that the film has been halved? two seperate tracks displayed horizontally to show one complete image making it seem that no one is stood there, there is only the reflection in the pool/people in the pool? Conceptually, it’s not akin to my practice but I felt the technical aspects deserved note and maybe future exercise? Although i’m not even sure my software is capable of this; none the less there is no harm in trying!
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A platform for performance, installation, music and art events curated by Franko B in support of the Southwark LGBT Network. This is a free event but we will kindly ask for voluntary donations to support the Network.
PERFORMANCES AND LIVE ART:
Maya Art and Jonny Liron 3.00 p.m.
Anne Pigalle 4.00 p.m.
Amy Synth Elizabeth Kingsmill 5.00 p.m.
Jazmine Linklater 5.30 p.m.
Desmond Zeederberg 5.45 p.m.
Agata Cardoso 6.00 p.m.
Ivana Spinelli 6.15 p.m.
Xname 6.30 p.m.
Ewa Justka & Lorah Pierre 7.15 p.m.
Vera Bremerton 8.00 p.m.
Antoine xvx 8.15 p.m.
Jamie Lewis Hadley 8.30 p.m.
Anne Pigalle 9.00 p.m.
Poppy Jackson and Lesley Ewen 9.30 p.m.
Venus Raven 9.45 p.m.
From 10.15 p.m. until 1.30 a.m.
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Andrea Abbatangelo www.andreaabbatangelo.blogspot.co.uk
Lorenzo Bartolucci http://www.lorenzobartolucci.com/
Alex Binnie www.alexbinnie.com
Robert Crosse www.robertcrosse.com
David Pompili Davil www.davidpompili.com
Antonio De Marini
Manuel De Souza
Fidia Falaschetti www.fidiafalaschetti.com
Raquel Sanchez Perez
Sharon Reeves //www.facebook.com/SharonReevesArt
Mental Photographic www.mentalphotographic.blogspot.com
Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir
Angelo Santonicola www.cherrythunder.com
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The lower floor gallery space will present works by visual artists from Italy at different stages of their practice
The Mori + Stein Gallery @ The Flying Dutchman is an interdependent artist run venue. At the entrance guests will have the chance to give their contact information for future art events. The Flying Dutchman will pay £3 for each new guest signing up for the news letter. The money donated by the Flying Dutchman will be allocated as partis reimbursement of the expenses to ship the art works from Italy and back.
Little belated, but here none the less. Before I go on: my friend Jazz was in this exhibition and has developed a close connection with the owners. The reason I point this is out is because of the juxtaposition between her own practice and the general vibe of the place; she’s incredibly au natural and earthy yet the space is whole heartedly dark and has strong sexual undertones. Jazz’s piece was a poetry reading and compared to the rest of the work it stood out. The predominant amount of works shown are performance based and the majority of those involve nudity and overt sexual connotations. Despite Jazz’s work lacking this forthrightness some how it complimented it and in all honestly I’m not yet sure why.
The work ranged from sculptures and photography to video, sound and performance (even a nude male knitting his own ‘cock cosy’). Perhaps in spite of the rooms being rather dark and the nature of the works being what they are it wasn’t overly imposing, in my opinion or perhaps that’s just my own personal persuasion?
‘PAINTING: THE NEW COLLECTABLES OF THE NORTH’ at According to McGee from 05/03/13 to 21/06/13 Paintings by Sam Jefferies, Brian Lewis, Harry Malkin, Richard Barnes, Amrik Varkalis, Francine Cross, Richard Gray, Jo Brown. We’re exhibiting proper paintings for Christmas. When you’re involved with the art scene, and you talk with graduates, art buyers, and even casual followers of events such as the Turner Prize, it becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly that people are asking about painting. Conceptual Art is a misnomer, it’s a sleight of hand. It might be ‘conceptual’, and more power to it for that, but that doesn’t mean it’s art. Anything that prioritises ‘the big idea’ over the finish is a move away from good art practice. Inception is great, but give me the exhibition and the execution anytime.
In all honesty I walked into this exhibition expecting to see something relating to the quotidian, domestic objects and so on. Needless to say I wasn’t expecting it to be about paintings as commodities in general; I suppose I was hoping to see what I wanted from the duplicitous title. Regardless of this I still found the show both exciting and engaging but in all honesty I found the paintings from Sam Jefferies a little begrudging but that might just be personal jealousy…
Artist statement for exhib publication:
This is a project about the relationship between the Dudgeon factory space and the work of 6 artists. Some of the work explores aspects of design & craft, relating to the process of making in the space. Other artists are focusing on bringing the domestic into the manufacturing environment, in light of the nature of the product in question, namely sofa’s.
All in all, it was a successful exhibition- despite having a few communicative issues leading towards the show; we managed to put our differences aside to achieve a professional + interesting dialogue within the space. Even though there were a variety of media present the work linked together and led the viewer around the space both succinctly and fluently. I believe that in spite of and yet in regard to our personal preferences and stubbornness individually the collaboration evident in the outcome was an achievement to say the least. We can all say that walking away from it we left please.
Link to the exhibition blog can be found here.
Private View 5-9pm
Friday 19th April
Peter Dudgeon Ltd
100 Lilie Road
Come one come all!
As a collective of artists from around the UK we intend to provide a platform for contemporary art in the Yorkshire area, showcasing work across a wide variety of mediums. Our first exhibition, entitled ‘Neither Use nor Ornament’, will explore the concept of ‘the sublime’ and how it relates to contemporary art practice.
Opening Night: 8th April 2013, 7pm