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 →

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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 →

MARK WALLINGER MARK

Last night I attended Fruitmarket Gallery's preview of MARK WALLINGER MARK. It is an unconventional exhibition in the sense that it is split between Fruitmarket here in Edinburgh and Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. I am not particularly familiar with Wallinger's work, until last night I was only aware of the basic facts. He is an artist... Continue Reading →

Self-Deceit #1

Self-Deceit #1 (Roma), Francesca Woodman, (1977-78) In December 2015, I visited Amsterdam for the first time. It was a truly memorable experience, not only because it was such a magical time of year to go, but because it was the first holiday in which I was able to dedicate entirely to viewing art. I went with... Continue Reading →

Susan Sontag ‘On Photography’

   Cover photograph: Dan McCullin I am currently half way through 'On Photography' by Susan Sontag (1933-2004), a collection of essays which were first published in the New York Review books between 1973 and 1977. Sontag received her BA from the College of The University of Chicago and did graduate work in the realms of... Continue Reading →

Self-Deceit

Self-Deceit (Roma), Francesca Woodman, (1977-78) It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog. For me, this has always been a platform for expressing my creativity and although I am inherently and without question a creative person, my creative impulses have recently been more dominated by my academic ones. The reason for this... Continue Reading →

Nostalgic for Newcastle

Someone came up with the fantastic suggestion when I was leaving Newcastle in July, that before I say goodbye to the city I should document what have become my favourite and fondest places over the last three years. I thought this was a wonderful idea, especially given how cities change and evolve over time, how interiors get renovated, or... Continue Reading →

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