‘The Bigger Picture’
Leading a staff development day with 150 staff from Grantham College.
Woolsthorpe Manor (National Trust), Cumbria residential
(DSLR, Pixel Stcks, Playing with fire)
A collaboration with Digital Dialogues
‘Curry project, Cyprus’
A collaboration with Nicos Philippou
‘Suits You Not Me’
A collaboration with William Hughes
‘Hunting Season…has just started’
A collaboration with Gali Timen (Israel)
A collaboration with J. Damron, Nevada, 2011 More info.
Humans co-exist in crowded urban areas. As we walk down the streets side by side we simultaneously have internal dialogues. We may be another statistic, another human who worries about the everyday privately.
British philosopher, Gilbert Ryle says that the events that happen with the body are public: that means that anyone can see them or know them. But the events that happen to the mind are private: only I can know them for sure. I know what is happening in my own mind by a special ability, that is something like visual seeing but also different: this ability is called “introspection” or inward-looking.
This project was first initiated in the UK and has spread around Europe. Small advertisements were displayed in public areas in various countries asking passer-bys to respond to the propositions written on them. The purpose of the proposition was to seek an alternative answer from person to person. The ‘Internal Propositions’ will be continued by displaying books, each with a different proposition written on the front. They will be displayed inside small constructions of the bivouacs and will invite passer-bys to respond to that particular proposition depending on how public they feel in that urban area. It allows the private to become public. The passer-bys are asked to write down their responses in the book which will eventually evolve into a narrative of collected responses.
In collaboration with Bridget Murray. More info.
Louise Hazelwood (Curator) has invited twelve artists with twelve themes into an exhibition at Bank Street, Sheffield. Each theme will be based on a year ending in __12. Artists are asked to make links between the corresponding dates 12th December – 24th December 2012 inclusive with the same dates in their other chosen year for example 1412.
Common Interests- locality, buildings, detail, fictional characters and narratives, observations from real life, still life, objects, photos, and other visuals, correspondence, postal systems, epistolary literature, the everyday and physical postal ephemera.
‘Revolver:R’a national/international responsive book project.
A Project with Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal
Revolve: Meditate, Rotate, Muse, Twist, Turn Over In Mind
Revolve:R is a collaborative project in visual correspondence, which will be published periodically as a limited-edition hard-cover book. At the core of Revolve:R is the potential for the re-invention of both snail-mail correspondence and the artist book.
In collaboration with Digital Dialogues, UK. 2011-2014.
“We are currently engaged in a long distanced collaborative project
using the email system and creative packages within the home computer suite. Drawing occupies a central role in the work, being both the initial drawn component scanned into the PC, and an integral part of the pictures development as it zips back and forth between collaborators while in file format. The mark making is directed using either a drawing tablet or the mouse itself,and drawings are instigated by either collaborator. Although this form of pictorial communication is itself the primary subject matter, each individual dialogue is representative of concerns, expressions and incidents based on our own particular experiences and personal histories. We literally draw out the threads of our daily lives, ritually recording the most pertinent in sketch form. These ‘diaristic’ sketches are then worked upon and expanded until each subsequent e-drawing reaches completion. The sleeping partner in all of this is the machine or program itself, for as expansive as the possibilities within each program may be, our choices are still confined within its parameters.”
Digital Dialogues are Jason Davies & Darren Williams.