This is a diary recording exhibitions I've seen, interesting arts & health projects and my own failures and interesting references to failure. If you want to know the types of work I do please look at the About page here.
Sustainability is an overused word. It is much diminished by its occurrence in too many documents purporting to suggest that transport, local government or how anything is sustainable following the end of grant funding. But we know that sustainability matters and thinking out of the current construction doesn’t happen nearly enough. Tim Ingold’s lecture at […]
“There is a work in the interpretation of the work” from Craig Richardson’s ‘John Latham: Incidental Person’ (2007, pp27-31) As part of the exhibition ‘Context is Half the Work. A Partial History of the Artist Placement Group’ at Summerhall Arts Centre in Edinburgh. If you are interested in how artists can re-shape our perceptions […]
Art, particularly sited work, can create a ‘third space’ for public discourse. By ‘third space’ we mean a space other than the commercial or governmental spaces for people to engage with issues. This is often characterised by being non-hierarchical, open and willing to embrace contradiction, uncertainty, etc. Probably because it’s created by artists who h […]
The video posted by A Blade of Grass as well as the information on their website highlighting Jan Mun’s work with Greenpoint Bioremediation Project on Newtown Creek, a polluted industrial maritime waterway and Superfund site, is great. An artist doing useful ecologically-focused work, engaging the symbolism of mushrooms and fairy rings to address the signifi […]
Video from the Test Unit Pecha Kucha at the Whisky Bond, Glasgow, July 2016, which provides a context for LAGI Glasgow. Thanks to TAKTAL for the opportunity.Filed under: energy, Fremantle writing, News Tagged: Brent Spar, Greenpeace, land Art Generator, Peter Fend, PLATFORM London