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.
Today I went to the Bank of Ideas to take some pictures of conversations. I took part in an interesting debate hosted by Martin Wilding Davies (see below for a brief introduction). He talked about demarchy as an alternative to Britain’s current electoral political system.
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.
This is a collaborative project I am starting with a poet, Jessica Pujol.
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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.