Friday, 30 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
It'a such a relief to finally hand in the Constructed Photography project - I like our final selection - but there's plenty I would change 2nd time round - but I guess that's the point - otherwise we might have learnt nothing!
So 3 things I've learnt are:
1/ photographs aren't about "telling the truth"
2/ creating a photograph is as much about moving around with a camera as it is organising what's in the frame
3/ I like collaborations (I actually knew that already - I just got reminded)
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
There was a good few snappers there getting the shots - I was glad I didn't have to be doing that.
And yet just by actually being there, embodied(!) - the shot presented itself.
Monday, 12 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
H has been enjoying The Ramones and the Ruts so tonight we went to see Paul (hat) playing with his new band Danny & the Champions Of The World.
Me - "what do you think about them?"
H - "they are good"
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Agit Disco collects the playlists of its 23 writers to tell the story of how music has politically influenced and inspired them. The book provides a multi-genre survey of political musics, from a wide range of viewpoints, that goes beyond protest songs into the darker hinterlands of musical meaning. Each playlist is annotated and illustrated. The collection grew organically with an exchange of homemade CDs and images. These images, with their DIY graphics, are used to give the playlists a visual materiality.
Almost everyone makes selections of music to play to themselves and friends.Agit Disco intends to show the importance of this creative activity and its place in our formation as political beings. This activity is at odds with to the usual process of selection by the mainstream media - in which the most potent musical agents of change are, whenever possible, erased from the public airwaves.
Agit Disco Selectors: Sian Addicott, Louise Carolin, Peter Conlin, Mel Croucher, Martin Dixon, John Eden, Sarah Falloon, Simon Ford, Peter Haining, Stewart Home, Tom Jennings, DJ Krautpleaser, Roger McKinley, Micheline Mason, Tracey Moberly, Luca Paci, Room 13 – Lochyside Scotland, Howard Slater, Johnny Spencer, Stefan Szczelkun, Andy T, Neil Transpontine, Tom Vague
Conceived & compiled by Stefan Szczelkun www.flickr.com/photos/stefan-szczelkun/ , edited by Anthony Iles
The music's here: www.youtube.com/user/AgitDisco?feature=mhee#g/p
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
I spent most of Saturday and the best part of Sunday night putting this video together for my Crowdfunder pitch http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/investment/hospital-school-a-year-in-the-life-515
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Although this is quite similar to my essay last year when I wrote about Gabriel Orozco's use of photography - I'm interested to apply the ideas of embodiment and psychoanalysis to an actual exhibition. Applying theory to actual real objects seems a bit more useful...
Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,
Memory Remains by Francesc Torres
Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Our idea so far is to show different "gazes" on a figure seated in a waiting room - the receptionists gaze, the security camera, an internal gaze, a medical gaze, a male gaze etc.
We have the student office at college for our first shoot today.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
mmm maybe I have to continue on this trajectory to a point of almost giving it all up -
we shall see.....
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
which led to this interview with Jeff Wall http://www.whitecube.com/artists/wall/video/48/
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
the moon only became far away with the invention of the telescope
the virtual eye looking into a virtual space with the body abandoned
I see therefore I am
This is my keeper from this afternoons kick off on the constructed photography module with Andy Golding, Rachael Cunningham and Eileen Perrier. Minus 3 stops just lights the side of the face but still gives the sense of shadow.