The body as the unconscious. The body as mind. Landscape as the body. The mind as landscape. The dissolution of the self in the breakdown of inside/outside. The skin as conceptual membrane. Pain as knowledge. Pain as beauty. Satisfaction as stupification (as catatonia). The mortification of the appetites.
-Bill Viola, note, 1 January 1987
Is a circle an object of confinement or is normality an idea to separate oneself to live.
- Bradley Paul Andrews
Distance and nearness are attributes of bodies. The journeyings of spirits are after another sort. You journeyed from the embryo state to rationality without footsteps or stages or change of place. The journey of the soul involves not time and place. And my body learnt from the soul its mode of journeying. Now my body has renounced the bodily mode of journeying. It journeys secretly and without form, though under a form.
- Jallaludin Rumi, The Masnavi (Reasons for knocking at an Empty House, London 1995)
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
How can one sum up their four years experience at an art institution in a single post? This was a difficult question to address, as I believe the time that I have spent on this course it has been quite … Continue reading
For the past few years this practice has been based upon understanding society’s function. Questioning whether our lives have been enforced by guidelines, which were set by previous generations to portray ‘acceptable living’. As an artist he hopes to achieve … Continue reading
A meeting was arranged given by the tutors Mel and Ben to decipher where our spaces would be for our final year show. As this event is an important milestone of the year each student prepared a speech, which described … Continue reading
“A perfect work of art will be one in which the content is important and significant to all men, and therefore it will be moral. The expression will be quite clear, intelligible to all, and therefore beautiful; the author’s relation … Continue reading
For the past few weeks I have been working on my proposed video for my end of year show. This was mentioned within a previous post and I decided on the type of location where the performance would take place … Continue reading
With the schedule that I set myself to complete the engraving stage I knew that I would have to sit for long periods of time to reach my deadline. As each plate will take me roughly 20 hours to complete … Continue reading
When it came to mounting the sheets I knew this would be a difficult task to complete as the wood, which I was using for the frame was a type of soft wood. Meaning it could split when screwing the … Continue reading