The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke – directed by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva – 2011 – Raindance Film Festival – London

This was a fantastic short film I saw at Raindance Film Festival. The film is completely surreal and very comic, the design of the film is also wonderfully inventive. The film is made entirely of sets and much of the film is made of crude cardboard cut outs that are painted quite childishly. They also … Continue reading

The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) – Directed by Pedro Almodóvar – 2011

  The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) is a 2011 film by the spanish master Pedro Almodóvar. The film tells the bizarre story of a man who creates a woman from a man he believes raped his psychologically damaged daughter who then killed herself. The man is also a brilliant scientist who through … Continue reading

Slideshow – Brief – The Garage Space – Everyday Project – Body/Object/Space – SEA – Year 2 – Term 1

Charles Negre, Le Stryge (The Vampire), 1853 – Sculptural photography, started his life as a painter so thinking of composition – when research comes the artwork – the photograph was more a science and was not considered ordinary – the tradition of painting with photography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henri_Le_Secq_near_a_Gargoyle.jpg   Yves Klein (photo by Harry Shunk), Leap into … Continue reading

Andrew Miller – Gallery II – Ingleby Gallery – Edinburgh – 14th Febuary 2012

Andrew Miller is a Glasgow based artist and a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture & Environmental Art course. Miller’s work often deals with the concept of form and function and the ambiguity that surrounds it. As a result Miller rarely focuses on medium but more notably the purpose of an object. Miller … Continue reading

Loss – directed by Emily Penn – Documentary – 2010 – Site – Place – Context

Working with the sound I have recorded whilst at the Homeless Unit I thought back to a documentary I made in 2010 on Loss. The documentary consists of two interviews with an elderly man and woman who are actually my grandparents, Doreen and Frank. Through the interviews I compared their opinions on loss and greif. … Continue reading

Beyond Caring – Paul Graham – 1984/5 – Site – Place -Context – 2012

Paul Graham is a photographer who is well known for being one of the first to use colour photos in social documentary photographs. These images are taken from his series Beyond Caring (1984-85) where Graham travelled photographed waiting rooms around the UK, particularly those waiting for unemployment benefit. The purpose of these photos was to … Continue reading

The Turra Coo – Charles Engebretsen – 2010 – Site – Place – Context – 2012

Charles Engebretsen was commissioned by Turriff Tourism Action Group to work with the community to create a work to commemorate the famous beast of Turriff the Turra Coo in Aberdeenshire. He created a bronze cast of a cow and then treated the metal to create a white overcoat. The work is based on the original coo … Continue reading

Brain Activity – David Shrigley – The Hayward Gallery – Southbank – Saturday 4th February 2012

The latest David Shrigley retrospective is a well curated, amusing and most of all highly intelligent collection of works. Shrigley is a very well known artist yet this is his first retrospective. Many critics and people struggle with Shrigley’s work and many reviews of this exhibition have questioned whether it is acceptable to laugh at … Continue reading

Foley Artist – Tacita Dean – Tate Britain -1996 – Site – Place – Context – 2012

In Tacita Dean’s 1996 exhibition she looked at sound and decided to honour the Foley Artist. The Foley Artist works in film post-production and makes sounds usually made by people using various props such as cloths and shoes filled with grit for footsteps and dropping sacks for bodies falling to the ground. The Foley Artist … Continue reading

Garnet Hill Laundrette – Site – Place – Context – Tuesday 10th January 2012

As part of my research into our new brief I took some photos of the local laundrette. The brief asks us to explore the local community and look at how the community interacts with the area and what people make up the community. I really like the idea of a laundrette as everyone is equal, … Continue reading