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Reflection – July 2017

Creatively, for the past few months, I feel like I have been trapped in ice and whenever I htried to scream, no sound came out. Nothing like a deadline to kick some sense into me though so I need to … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 idea: abandoned

I have been mulling this over for a long while but have realised that I went down a cul de sac several months ago with my idea for the third assignment and have decided to abandon it and pursue another approach. … Continue reading

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Radical Eye, Tate Modern – OCA Study Visit 22.4.17

This exhibition was surprisingly marvellous. I was taken aback as I am not particularly a fan of Elton John (let’s call him EJ for the sake of brevity) or celebrity culture. I expected this to be just a not-very-sneaky way of … Continue reading

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Terrains of the Body, Whitechapel Gallery – 14.4.17

Going to see this exhibition pretty much put the mockers on my plan for Assignment Three.  Although some of the images were quite interesting, I found the visit to be uninspiring and felt no real connection to the stated aims of … Continue reading

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Richard Mosse, Barbican – 3.4.17

I am still reeling from the intense experience of seeing Richard Mosse’s video installation Incoming at the Barbican.  The main part of the exhibit is film footage documenting the refugee crisis, shown on three eight metre wide screens. Mosse used a … Continue reading

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Exercise: The Hollywood portrait

Todd McCarthy’s introduction to John Alton’s Painting with Light reminds us about the nocturnal world of the characters in film noir and how scenes were illuminated with single lamps “slanted and fragmented beams and pools of light, all separated by … Continue reading

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The Art of Sound, T-Magazine

Any new about Tom Waits is big news in the Tom Waits community. We all forage for our little nuggets of fascination and reassurance that we backed the right guy when we became lifelong obsessive fans all those years ago. … Continue reading

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