Friday, 6 May 2011

Sirio Color from Ben Jewkes on Vimeo.

Ben Jewkes, Sirio Color (2011)

Communication & Design course at the University of Huddersfield recently set a exclusive brief by Leeds based design consultancy, Design Project. Compositions by Ben Jewkes - who worked in the light-controlled conditions of his bed-sit wardrobe!

The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse (1943)

...For although in a certain sense and for light-minded persons non-existent things can be more easily and irresponsibly represented in words than existing things, for the serious and conscientious historian it is just the reverse. Nothing is harder, yet nothing is more necessary, than to speak of certain things whose existence is neither demonstrable nor probable. The very fact that serious and conscientious men treat them as existing things brings them a step closer to existence and to the possibility of being born.
- written by Hesse, and attributed to an "Albertus Secundus"

(An individual's search for spirituality...Maybe)

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Cheryl Garner, "You never know the whole story" (2011)

I am not telling the whole story - using unimaginative language – language resolutely plain and rational and allowing to be lead on by questions, the story is interrupted by questions, that little space between… turns on expectation and anticipation as they appear curiously over the surface.

The recollection of events, experience and knowledge of the storyteller attaching what is said to what is unsaid. He recounts the events, expressing and telling his story creating a permanent change in the relationship between people - it is a performance of one narrator.

The story is a ritual a serial telling unrestrained and spontaneous in the form of continuity it has been played before and will be played again.

Monday, 11 April 2011

A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel - Tom Phillips Artist

Tom Phillips randomly purchased a novel called A Human Document by Victorian author William Hurrell Mallock and began a project of creating art from its pages. He painted, collaged and drew over the pages, leaving some of the text peeking through in serpentine bubble shapes, creating 'found' text with its own story.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Rachel Goodyear - Artist

Rachel Goodyear, drawings present captured moments in a world where social etiquette and boundaries no longer, or maybe never, applied.
Goodyear's drawings are suffused with a gentle menace, displaying a mass of ambiguous truths and blatant invention. They walk the line between playful curiosity and sadistic torment, revealing a place where the mundane and the spectacular, the blessed and the cursed, dwell in uneasy accord.

“Nothing is at home in these works, as if the world had been tapped lightly and everything had stumbled into unfamiliar positions”
- Dave Beech (2005)

beak stab

pencil on paper
23cm x 23cm

Friday, 8 April 2011

"A tale my imagination created, and narrated continuously..."
- Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre