Friday, April 30, 2010

Set in motion

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Steps to Heaven

'Steps to Heaven' was made for 'Skimming the Surface', Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award 2008. Looped DVD stop-frame animation.

Apologies for the lack of poster frame on movie below:

Human Essence in three parts

Human Essence part one:

'Human Essence in three parts' was a video piece I made for my degree show - way back in 1992. This hasn't seen the light of day for many years and has only recently been captured digitally from old VHS tape. Unfortunately part three is incomplete on account that the file didn't transfer properly.

Apologies again for the lack of poster frame on movie below - I'm not sure Blogger supports this? Nonetheless they can still be viewed.

Human Essence part two:

Human Essence part three:


'Breathe' was made for 'Skimming the Surface', Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award 2008. A second in time, looped and played endlessly on a tiny framed DVD monitor. A moment, fleeting - almost insignificant.

Apologies for the lack of poster frame on movie below:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

rising tides of bureaucracy

Today I visited aspex to see Jeannie Driver's installation, 'rising tides of bureaucracy' - a truly stunning piece of work. The photos really do not do this piece justice, as experiencing this 'up close' through the glass walls of arc space was something special. The whole office had been partially filled with shredded paper - with just the tops of the office furniture poking through.

Photograph copyright Jeannie Driver

Photograph copyright Jeannie Driver

"Jeannie’s socially engaged practice explores issues and experiences common to us all. Her aim is to create situations and catalysts that encourage a re-examination of everyday life issues to raise thought, dialogue and debate.

The installation is a visual response to an ongoing and consuming relationship with paper and paper work and creates a visualisation and play of notions of ‘quantity’ as other artists may explore ‘scale’. The installation is the latest work by Jeannie Driver that has derived from her experiences as a freelance artist, project manager and consultant."

"No paper was ‘wasted’ for the purpose of this installation."

Of course being at aspex enabled me to view Andy Harper's wonderful show once again (see previous post) and a new beautiful new exhibition in gallery 2 by Naori Priestly.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Constellation... alternative configuration...

As part of Portsmouth's city-wide 'Find Your Talent' Light Night event, Art Space Portsmouth opened its studios for two hours last weekend (the night the clocks changed). Alongside, in our gallery space, we exhibited documentary information and artwork created by young people as part of our 'Find Your Talent' programme - some of which was created during two painting workshops with Leaning Links and Harbour School, Tipner - where my work provided the starting point. This gave me the opportunity to exhibit 'Constellation' once again alongside their work - but this time in an alternative configuration.

Constellation displayed in its usual configuration:


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