Monday, 14 December 2009

Where the wild things are!

A collaboration from Aunthor Maurice Sendak and Director Spike Jonze
Award winning where the wild this are has become my fravorite film of the year, its is an amazinly creative story with a story line that a think most people can relate to. a feel the film really brings it to life.

I watched a docomentry on the film with Sendak and Jonze both talking about there feelings towards the film Sendak is one of Spike Jonze heros always loving the story he wanted to make a film, though for many years he procasinated making the film worride he might ruing the essence of the story.

his love of the book & autoure and exciment to be part of the story really shins through.

 an insperational and emotional film for me

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Worrying about my Journal:
Because i havnt been writing down and including events in my journal

Action list :

- A4 poster of my art practises
- Artist & insperation reveiws
- gallery visits
- artist talks
- sketches & photograph negative
- book and article reviews

catch up!

Naughty or Nice

While eating a packet of 'Nice' biscuits compnaed by a cup of tea

i thought it would be quite humourse to replace the 'Nice' with naughty comments; maybe in another launge so it might not be too clear to the observer what the biscuit is saying

linking to a jewerrly collection i love but it too expensive to own;

im looking forward to starting this project & will be serving them to family over the christmas period.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Hans Op de Beek

Silent Interior :
( This is was first attracted me to his work)

Visual artist Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, where he has developed his career through international exhibitions over the past ten years. His work consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing (short stories). It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects. The scale can vary from the size of a small watercolour to a large, three-dimensional installation of 300m2.

The artist not only uses a very wide variety of media, but also deliberately employs a diversity of aesthetic forms, ranging from an economical, minimalist visual language to overloaded, exaggerated designs, always with the aim of articulating the content of the work as precisely as possible.

Thematically, the work concentrates on our laborious and problematic relationship with time, space and each other. Op de Beeck shows the viewer non-existent, but identifiable places, moments and characters that appear to have been taken from contemporary everyday life, aiming thereby to capture in his images the tragicomic absurdity of our postmodern existence. Key themes are the disappearance of distances, the disembodiment of the individual and the abstraction of time that have resulted from globalisation and the changes to our living environment that developments in media, automation and technology have brought about.

Hans Op de Beeck sometimes calls his works "proposals"; they are irrefutably fictional, constructed and staged, leaving it up to the viewer whether to take the work seriously, as a sort of parallel reality, or immediately to put it into perspective, as no more than a visual construct. His work is nourished by a keen interest in social and cultural reflection. The artist also questions the difficult relationship between reality and representation, between what we see and what we want to believe, between what is and what we create for ourselves in order to make it easier to deal with our own insignificance and lack of identity. The visual output of that investigation often produces slumbering, insidious, melancholy and astonishing images.


Portable Cardboard Table

Behind with blog

I need to find the dates of 2 speaches i went too :

one was in liverpool ; free travel supplyed by the corner house
and the other on campus a female artist talking about public art and feminism