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Just got to Nottingham Trent University on a tram and having breakfast. I am very exited today because I’ll finally be able to start scanning lots of negatives that have been waiting for sometime now.

My residency is part of a scheme called AA2A that allows artist access to University facilities.

This is my third trip here and everybody has been really helpful. Today I’ll be meeting technician and staff at the Photography Department.

This is an extract from Questions and Answers part of an exhibition called It’s All About Paradise II

 

In this moving image piece Questions and Answers I examine found objects, placing them in their traditional context and questioning their functions. My interest lies in nostalgia and ownership, exploring the boundaries between found objects and the ‘objective’ subject, subverting their established meaning and detachment. By animating objects that have lost their use or whose design has been replaced and modified by more sophisticated devices, I question the human relation with the past as an object or as the waste as well as interrogating the nostalgia that drives capitalism towards fetishism.

THE EXCHANGE

throughout May 2011
The time is right for FREE things:

  • FREE painting
  • FREE film
  • FREE knitting

Are You Ready for it?

All of Portslade has been declared an involuntary park.

The only currency valid here is skill (any skill) and the only place to redeem it is at THE EXCHANGE, curated by artist group Involuntary Park at BLANK

Neither an exhibition nor a performance piece but a Pay-What-You-Earn-Art-Cafe and a workshop the size of a building …

Come and hang out at The Deer Feeding Station Cafe, take part in an Involuntary Fashion Trail, help make a life size Knitted Deer, record your own Sound Nugget, or go out on an urban hunt with watercolours..

We aim to discover the hidden talents of Portslade by opening up our gallery and studio spaces to the community. Come and swap something YOU can do for something WE can do.

No skill is too big or too small. Everything is a currency we can exchange…

Participants so far confirmed include:

Mike Weatherley MP; Monica Crowe, Katie Blackwell & Friends from The Goodwill Co-op at Emmaus; Parliament of Feathers screen printing; Josie Jeffery of Seedfreedom; Lorette Mackie of Portslade Community Forum; plus BLANK artists Carolina Diaz, Rosie Holmes, Romily Meredith; Chris Shaw-Hughes; Amy Smith, Eva Weaver, Tamsin Williams, Libby Davy, Jo Shapland, Lorenza Ippolito.

FOR A LIST OF ALL THE WORKSHOPS ON OFFER, DATES AND TIMES PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK:

List of Workshops at THE EXCHANGE

This slide show is the documentation of 2 days out at sea with Alan.

Alan fishes for Dover Sole leaving every morinng from Brighton Marina. He is 68 years old and doesn’t even like eating fish. But he loves his job.

Fishing is a 2 day affair. The first day you go out to lay down the nets on the bottom of the sea. Dover Sole swim flat on the bottom of the sea and when there’s a net there they swim right into to it, but so do other fish, like place, cod and huss.

The second day, we got up very early. We where out at sea before the day had even thought of breaking. Alan and James started reeling in the net, and so the work began.

Once the net comes in the fish have to be taken out of the nets and then gutted and separated into different boxes. Sounds simple, but try doing it on a boat.

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