Quote Extracts

16/06/17 I find myself developing a magpie tendency whenever I see a good quote. Whether it's for personal or academic use, I have a compulsion to document and accumulate them. I always remember my old art teacher having a book of quotes that inspired him. He was a fantastic man, full of energy; who still... Continue Reading →

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Berardi

12/06/17 I have been reading a lot of Franco 'Bifo' Berardi recently. He is an Italian Marxist theorist and activist in the autonomist tradition, who is widely published.  One of his most famous works is The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy (2009). He has also written extensively on Felix Guattari, ideas of capital and acceleration,... Continue Reading →

Florian Hecker, Synopsis

I was through visiting Glasgow at the weekend and made my way to Tramway. One of the exhibitions that was on display was Florian Hecker's Synopsis. Installed in the amazing open space of what used to be the tram terminus, depot and factory, where railway lines still run through the ground, this installation is experiential... Continue Reading →

Temporal Habit

Félix González-Torres, Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1990   The face of a clock, Is no face at all; But instead a cake of quarters, Four slices I count down through the hour.   The digits changing are like the full stops of my life. Punctuating my day, My routine...     A full stop at the mark of every... Continue Reading →

Acceleration

o4/06/17 Recently I have been exploring a great deal of philosophical thought concerning time and temporal lineages, including Henri Bergson's theories of duration, in which time and duration vary according to the individual but remain the same for science. Kant's notions of time and the sublime experience have also featured, as have several other discussions of... Continue Reading →

Dissertation

02/06/17 Recently I have started my dissertation period. I say recently, it's been about a month. Having changed my idea several times however, I am finally making headway. The issue about studying art - and contemporary art in particular, is that I want to write about everything! The same problem happened with my artistic practice... Continue Reading →

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