Sleep Furiously directed by Gideon Koppel – 2008 – Site – Place – Context

Sleep Furiously is a 2008 documentary on a small Welsh town Trefeurig, a farming town in the where Koppel grew up. The film looks at how the town is dealing with the changes of the modern world, the school faces closure and most shops and bus routes have been cancelled. This is a piece of work that … 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

The Royston Road Project – Graham Fagen and Toby Paterson – Signal Hut – Paul Carter – North Glasgow – Site – Place – Context – 2012

The Royston Road project was a community based project in the North of Glasgow, its aim was to regenerate two public parks into artistic spaces with artists residencies and through members of the community. The project was lead by two Artists Graham Fagen and Toby Paterson who worked with landscape artists to develop parks for … 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

Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say – Gillian Wearing – 1992/1993 – Site – Place – Context – 2012

Gillian Wearing OBE is a well known conceptual British artist, a lot of her work uses the British public exploring issues in society and how people represent themselves. In her piece Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say she asked members of … Continue reading

Homeless Vehicle Project – Krzysztof Wodiczko – Site – Place – Context – 1987-1989

Wodiczko is an artist most well known for his large scale projections onto public monuments, he is quite political and often projects images that radically change the meaning of the building creating what he calls a ‘counter-monument’. However Wodiczko has also created works of art that he calls social actions. Speaking of his project the Homeless … 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

paraSITE – Michael Rakowitz – Site – Place – Context – Monday 16th January 2012

paraSITE is a project by Michael Rakowitz looks at using art in a practical sense, so as a solution to the housing crisis in cities worldwide. This is an example of environmental art that uses community and social issues Parasitism is described as a relationship in which a parasite temporarily or permanently exploits the energy … Continue reading