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

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

Reprographic – The Old Hairdressers – Exhibition – Sunday 15th January 2012

Reprographic is an exhibition of new photographs by a group of young artists, living or studying in Glasgow; it includes work from those studying Fine Art – Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. The exhibit displayed a wide variety of work and photographic styles, however all the pictures were in black and white. One … Continue reading

Site – Place – Context – Introduction Lecture Notes – Monday 16th January 2012

FINAL OUTCOME – The work will end up exhibited in the studio, so in a gallery space. This means you must think about how to document the piece and how you could show it so the size of it if it is an object. Moreover how you use the studio space as it is also … Continue reading

Jeremy Bentham Auto Icon – UCL – London – 24th November 2011

During filming for Andrew Keen and Ewan Morrison’s latest work, Digital Vertigo we visited Jeremy Bentham’s Auto Icon in the South Wing of UCL. Bentham was an English philosopher who is most famous for inventing the Inspection House, also known as the Panopticon. This was a prison where all cells were individual but interconnected and could … Continue reading

The Ethical Imagination – Year One Cross School Project 2011 – Brief

FoCI-led Cross-School Course 2011   THE ETHICAL IMAGINATION   “We reach a point in the endless spiral of undecidability where each one of us is obliged to make an ethical decision, to say, here I stand. Or, at the level of collective responsibility, here we stand.”  Richard Kearney, The Wake of Imagination, London: Routledge, 1988, p.361. “In our actual … Continue reading

Elmgreen and Dragset – Forum For Critical Inquiry – Wednesday 19th October 2011

Elmgreen and Dragset are a collaborative duo from Denmark and Norway who often create humorous work with a subversive message. Their work falls strongly in the category of contemporary art as it makes a contribution to the ongoing discourse of modern issues such as economics, politics and philosophy rather than providing a concise answer. The … Continue reading