100 stairs of solitude....skate spot east London
its a lonely place between here and the bottom of these steps, an oncoming clatter of stairs persistently looming into view
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
"in or out of focus". I began to think about people being isoltaed and scrutinised covertly/overtly, the thought was triggered by the recent Nigerian bomber and a recent visit to the Jill Magid exhibit at the tate modern. By using focus in 2d and film images, in processes and in writen works
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
write 100 chairs of solitude mini stories all over orange backlit screen with flow/caps fonts to create textures and shade with the stories of the detail concerned so from the bench the towers the flats the puddles the trees all hold little stories. Also connected to Peter Ackroyds depiction of London as a city that has always been capable of rising from the ashes and able to depend on its own citizens to renew the city. He describes black and orange as the colours of London which
Monday, 21 December 2009
More car seats retired from service and consigned to a slow death in the dark boots and alleyways of junk dealers and gypsy sites.
I am interested in the scale here, between one unit, a scaff bar, and the whole, hundreds of scaffolding bars holding this form together. The many and the repititous forming the bigger more overpowering or imposing form. The relative insignificance of the one compared to the utilatarian anonymity of the duplicated. The possibilty in using scaffolding as a material would be interesting. Echoes other Thames Views, the HMS Belfast amongst them
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Revisiting the gypsy site
|1.||Medicine/Medical, Surgery. any device for arresting bleeding by forcibly compressing a blood vessel, as a bandage tightened by twisting.|
|2.||a device for pulling the parts of a wooden piece of furniture together, consisting of a pair of twisted cords passed around the parts.|
process note: sew into hessian the rippelled effect coming out from the back laft corner to go the "ghosted chair" on the right. sew in by cutting alternate strips of william morris pattern and cammo.
The "bosses" chair, re-upholstered with cammo. This works, as a mix of symbols of hierarchy and discipline, of blending in
and patterns - structurial hierarchy and disciplined, departmental, co-ordinated and specific.
MIC Millitary-Industrial Chair
one of my favourite secret spots, dry when it rains you can skate. Movement or exercise as "counterculture" is often individual, the focus on expression rather than strategy and team work. Skateboarding attracts solitary caracters. Rodney Mullen the originator of skateboarding tricks a legendary innovator is a solitary caracter.