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Seizure (again)

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 7, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread
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One and Other

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 7, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

After Seizure I got on a bus to Trafalgar square to see the “Oneandother” project on the 4th plinth. I had a look at it on line and was not impressed, couldn’t really get excited by a man waving a Union Jack and shouting down a mobile phone to his mates. Being there in real life was even more dissapointing, the random selection of people could be something to do with the disappointment. It was a warm summer day and there were a good 500 people in Trafalgar Square all seemed unaware of what was going on or did know but were totally disinterested. There was a young woman who seemed to be meditating. I later looked her up and this is what she had to say about herself.

“i’m into movement and sound and the work of a javanese based improviser called prapto. i’ve done workshops with some of the people he’s trained here in the uk. by using sound and movement i’m creating a continuous flowing style of being in the moment. I do this in groups and solo out in nature and find i can’t help but feel connected. as i’m doing it i take imprints of the world and each time i look in another direction i try to take the image from before with me to create a 360 degree imprint of the world. if i decide i’m going to do it tomorrow then i’ll see how the feeling of being on the plinth suits me and how tricky it might be. if i use sound it will be using my voice to sound it will be to articulate what’s going on on a sound level.. i’m doing it because it’s something different and it might encourage others to try it. i’ve done other sorts of movement including gabrielle roths 5 rythms and also bothmer movment but none have really had the same impact as this type of work. if you’re in a good group and the workshop leader knows their stuff then it’s almost magical. don’t take my word for it – try it.”

It is like watching paint dry!

Just gone on to see live feed and there is a man playing an electric guitar without an amplifier as he cant get his generator to work. Everyone I have watched seems to spend most of their time on their mobile phone having inate conversations with people that are watching them on line. I think I prefer ‘Big Brother’.

Seizure

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 7, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Really worth seeing! Reopened bcause Southwalk Council did not demolish the building in Jan. and Roger Hiorns has been nominated for the Turner Prize.

Spent a good half an hour wondering around photographing it and chatting to visitors, made me think about science lessons at school and remembered doing an experiment with copper solphate and a bit of string.

Seizure: from bedsit to paradise – Times Online

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 6, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Seizure: from bedsit to paradise – Times Online

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Off to Elepant and Castle to see it for myself, I might go to trafalga square to check out the plynth project if I have time.

Artangel | Roger Hiorns: SEIZURE

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 5, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Artangel | Roger Hiorns: SEIZURE

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Getting Organised

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 5, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

In a big muddle, procrastinating like crazy. Just been shopping to get a big folder to store the many articles and reports that I have printed off. Started on a physical mind map to try and organise my thoughts.mind map copy

Artangel | The impregnation of an object

Posted in Working towards an MA on August 5, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Artangel | The impregnation of an object

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