‘Soundings’ is a retrospective of mixed media works created over a decade by Rosemary Holcroft, painter and Royal College of Art graduate. The paintings trace an ongoing and determined philosophical investigation, embodying polarities of thinking and feeling, chaos and order, truth and mystery. Continue reading
I completed the installation for my PhD transfer process on Thursday, and have documented it here. It was an eye-opener to see the work involved by the stage@leeds technicians in setting up the projection and lighting, and they deserve the credit for the quality of the theatrical presentation in the space.
Who makes art about climate change?
“It is not pictures as objects of perception, that can teach us about perceiving; rather, it is making pictures – that is, the skilful construction of pictures – that can illuminate experience, or rather the making or enacting of experience.” Alva Noë
This installation explores processes of embodied cognition through painting. It aims to understand creative practice as an agential, corporeal activity performed by a body moving through its environment. Through gesture, materiality and the use of tools, visual knowledge emerges in a process of artistic labour. Painting, in this laborious process, is thinking – “in that instant when his vision becomes gesture, when, in Cézanne’s words, he ‘thinks in painting’”. Merleau-Ponty
Details: Alec Clegg studio, stage@leeds, School of Performance and Cultural Industries. Thursday 9th May, 11-3. Drop in, no need to book. Free Entry.
‘Physically engaging with the paint allows you to tap into different parts of yourself’ says Lisa Milroy
I’m interested to know what my paintings are telling you. When you look at the painting below, what do you notice? What do you feel? What do you think?
Video from TateShots.
In this, curator Catherine Wood describes how Pollock’s work was seen as a key point in the history of performance, because “the film of Pollock making the painting became as important arguably for the next generation of artists as the finished object.”
Describing the current generation of artists, she says “paint and the canvas are still present – it’s just in a more performative way; a more theatrical way.”
I’ve been hunting around the web for information on sourcing artists’ materials ethically. It is extremely difficult to find any information. From what I’ve managed to find, here is what I could do to mitigate potential impacts (environmental, social, and animal welfare). I’ll update this post as I find new information. Continue reading
An exhibition held at Metro Gallery in Melbourne – Climate Change: The Wonder and the Dread. “Their creative process was filmed over several months as part of a long term documentary by award winning film maker Alan Woodruff and Deakin University Professor, Ann McCulloch.”
“We are investigating audience response to the art works (and whether the art persuades in a manner not otherwise achieved through intellectual means), and the processes involved in the art making itself.
We think insights communicated in images and metaphor might contribute to the development and implementation of environmental policy by communicating in ways that have not been achieved by science communication.”
From article by The Conversation.
Related project Artistic Representations and Perceptions of Climate Change