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.
“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.