The idea of the importance of the reader over that of the author dispenses with the view that that there is a universal truth. In Roland Barthes' essay 'The Death of the Author', Barthes discusses how all writing is a 'special voice, consisting of several indiscernible voices, and that literature is precisely the invention of … Continue reading The Role of the Reader
After being pushed from pillar to post trying to get the local council to repair the pavements, I decided to try out one of my ideas to highlight how bad they have become. The following may seen frivolous and a bit of fun but it underlines a serious message about making our communities accessible. It … Continue reading Not A Trip Hazard
Nature Morte by Michael Petry (2013) Thames & Hudson Ltd Continuing my general research on Time in art, I tracked down this book in the library which has the tagline "Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition" The book starts with a bit of history of Still-Life and then moves quickly on to contemporary artists. Below … Continue reading Books: Nature Morte
Although I have yet to start the textile section of this course, I have been experimenting with silk painting. One thing that I know that I am terrible is creating anything abstract or loosely painted. To challenge myself I decided to try to create an abstract painting that somehow expressed how I was feeling. The … Continue reading A Foray Into The Abstract
Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? (2017) by Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi Thames & Hudson I picked up this book in the library in an attempt to demystify contemporary art. Reading through it gave me a few ideas for works of art which I have jotted down below. I liked this book as it was … Continue reading Books: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?
Following on from thoughts in Exercise 1 I have experimented with playing with perception: Below is a photo of a street as seen when able to stand. The other two images are from my sketchbook. The first is a sketch of the same scene from the perspective of a wheelchair user with annotations of all … Continue reading Exercise 1a – Experiment with perspective