Hybrid Exhibition

30.11.2017

I am part of a group show with other artists from the course at the 2 Girls Cafe in Peckham. I have decided to show my five sketches from Instagram from the series The Way I Feel 2017. I showed the still images with the online students, I felt that the images made sense online as they where done on an iphone app, then instantly uploaded to instagram.

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Sketches

9.11.2017

I love sketching and doodling my thoughts in a visual form, I have used this method throughout my blog, in my notebook, drawing paper, and now a app. The sketches inform an important base for my practice. I have used them to inform my sculptures, thoughts, feelings and performances (used as a script).

The Glass House Whispers

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MA Proposal 2017 (2)

9.11.2017

MA Project Proposal Structure

Version 2

1. Working Title:

Creation: Right from the start? I am not sure about this title it might change! Depends on what work I produce towards the degree show.

2. Aims and Objectives:

Aim 1: I would like to see how far I can stretch my drawings and text. If I could stretch them beyond the paper/wall and black marker pen. This is still an on going process and still being explored further.

Objectives

  • Digital tools to help me stretch my drawings
  • organic and raw
  • 2D or 3D sculptures
  • Exploration of children’s art and craft materials
  • The use of colours
  • Stage/film sets as Fine Art Installations 
  • Performances with me as the actress or replacement puppets or both performaning together in a installation/stage, maybe filmed.

Aim 2: I would like to create my own version of the past/roots, child-like version of a story, which reflects back and forth from me to society. I want to recreate my own world based on my own experiences and identity, done with satire.

Objectives

  • I create a new world/installation/stage
  • Still a questioning of the self, society, and the in-between spaces of identity.

3. Context (Including Historical, Contemporary, and Theoretical Contexts):

The following is still relevant to my practice, for me, these are connected as one.

What is central to my practice is identity and dualities of opposites. An investigation, for example, life with death, body with spirit, feminine with masculine energy, innocence with sexual connotations, visible with invisible, and internal with the external environment, society, and the self. I am interested in the constant reordering, transforming and shuffling of the in-between phases of identity and mental growth.

Artists of interest

Shirin Nehshat, Kara Walker, Ana Mendieta, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Shrigley, Karen Kilimnik, Andrea Zittel, Rebecca Szeto, Gerald Scarfe and Fiona Rae.

4. Methodology:

I will research from films, books, websites, documentaries, journals, nature, and exhibitions. I will also look into stage and film sets as inspiration to make my installation for the degree show.

5. Outcomes:

Combine the physical with the digital.

6. Work Plan:

Exploration with a wider range of materials, whilst using the digital as a tool, for now. An ongoing documentation of experimental works, through photography. My blog posts.

7. Bibliography:

Still need to record sources.

 

Group Crit, part 2

9.11.2017

I presented my drawings from my Instagram account, which I had uploaded from my sketch desk (drawing app). I spoke about maybe of experimenting with the digital sketches going into a physical form.

  • landscape sketches becoming a backdrop for a performance
  • the scale of the digital sketches
  • projection onto to a surface or material
  • printed on handmade Kadhi paper
  • Puppets, or me, or both in a performance
  • a stage like setting

Many ways I can take these sketches, Jonathan recommend a lot experimentation, which I need to start working on.

Johnathan asked about the titles of the works, at the time I just said it was in relation to how I was feeling at the time. This was true, the titles indicate my emotions at the time of the of the process, it was quick in that moment, captured and then uploaded onto Instagram. The sketches were just a release of energy for me.

Group Crit, part 1

2.11.2017

Today we had a group crit were I saw artworks the group had done so far and what they will do next in terms of making work towards the degree show.  Mady had purchased a Training Dolls head for her selfie project. As I am a beauty consultant I have offered to help with the makeover of the dolls head, if needed. The dolls head did not any have eyebrows!

Research Paper Reflection

25.10.2017

The research paper reflected my in-direct interest with Classical Indian Cinema and the de-construction of the female role in early commercial Indian Cinema and the effects which spills into the Indian society or feeds into eachother. I had to severely edit down the paper, due to the cultural context. I would say the cultural content was relevant especially to a reader who may not be familiar with the norms of a different culture.

In all the subject is vast and a book could be written in depth about this subject.