Unfortunately the judging of the 'Britain in Bloom' competition will happen too soon after the event and I cannot do exactly what I want to the grass. I most like the patches created by pressure and absence of light - but I am not allowed to do this. I like the area of uncut grass but I am only allowed 1 week's growth. Boo :(
Preparing fabric for making up pillowcases for 'Loose Parts' - referencing the WWII evacuation of the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital from Margate to South Hill Park, Berkshire.
It was a very hot and humid day which caused problems with the ink drying quickly on the screen. I'm not a confident screenprinter yet, and in the morning I only completed 20 prints before they became patchy from dried ink. So I had to wash up the screen and start again. After lunch, I worked like billy-o. Trying to corral the ink into the right place so I flooded the screen correctly was my main problem and I was getting ink blobs all over the place. But I finished the 30 further prints I needed - thank goodness.
Coming on 2/3 July. Planned and curated with Janet Curley Cannon. With the assistance of Kate Ratcliffe at South Hill Park.
Scary, exciting, and all things in between. Between us, we have launched this thing and its going to happen. And its been funded by a grant from Arts Council England.
We have somewhere in the region of 18-20 artists to organise, install, document and publicise. As well as creating our own work. One month to go!
A blank wall with a hatch. Its got to have a thermostat on it. Ebay purchase ...
But to shine and polish or not - leaving those white splats of decorating on it?
Now I know what the lovely 'fat cardboard' is, and what else I can do with it
Plus ... "The honeycomb core, facings and the board itself are made from responsibly sourced recycled materials, giving Universal board serious green FSC credentials"
Which is a good thing.
I think I will revert to plan A for the construction of the giant '8' and use Ultraboard. With modified design, as discussed with Stuart in the workshops.
“What I most wanted to do was to add something to the New York City skyline—something quite incongruous and that felt like a boiled-down essence, combining the romanticism of the red barn with its opposite,” said Parker, speaking by phone as she put the finishing touches on her installation Sunday. The result, she said, is “a curious hybrid, that exists in a kind of limbo” between materiality and fiction.
Quoted from: Vogue, April 2016
Daisy - the Countess of Warwick in the 19th Century
Setting the scene with tea - is it because its something that the 'general public' can relate to? Tea and gossip is the same wherever it takes place if you take away the surroundings and the lacy, flouncy clothes?
Stanley Picker Lecture at the ICA
Chaotic but very precise. Multi-layered.
Saying something but nothing. Saying something without coming to a conclusion or an end. Yet having a very precise beginning and an ending.
Two people on video links on the laptops.
Two films on big screen/projection wall.
Moving about the space and using a large microphone.
A conversation? A questioning of the person at the table. Using choreographic language?
Fascinated by the video link with the dancer who was moving and making sounds for a whole hour.
An incredible intensity and hold on my attention without knowing what was going on.
HOLD MY ATTENTION WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT IS GOING ON
Listening without understanding the words. An intensity in the room. Watching energy.
Very strange and compelling.
Milena said something about being aware of oneself within the experience, not just being on the outside. I think I felt this too.
The Vyne - Hampshire
Used in the 1600s as a Banqueting House, then in 1700s as a Tea House. Tea was a new and fashionable beverage and 'taking tea' was a social occasion, when the expensive drink would have been sipped from porcelain cups.
In the 1800s it became a pigeon house.
Royal Sea Bathing Hospital, Margate - evacuated to South Hill Park during WWII. So exciting to see these pictures after my earlier research.
Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern (photos not allowed) Though I did like this sandbag piece (apart from it being the only one I could take a picture of). The wall, the grass ...
ICA - Martine Syms - Fact and Trouble
Guan Xiao - Flattened metal
Stencils - printed on adhesive paper, stuck to sticky-back plastic, hand-cut with scalpel and stuck to mug, with extra masking tape for coverage.
Also, freehand hand-cut thin lines from sticky back plastic. Sand blasted onto perspex.
So enamoured of this retrospective show in Dusseldorf. I had not come across this artist before, but I found her work fascinating. I especially liked the room and book 'Hotel Splendide'.
Dye sublimation transfer print - onto plastic sheet (acetate? - not sure on source of material). Could you do transfer print onto packing tape? Depends on the material. It did not work on Perspex sheet. I wonder what other materials I can get to work?
Visual & ideas
Jane is less fluid and more organised at: www.janeglennie.co.uk