Sunday, 12 December 2010

Jingle bells

It's that time of year again and I'm usually organised with presents but have left it to the last minute : S My boyfriends bought me a new camera so hopefully my documentation will improve : D

In the studio, I have been working on an idea for an interactive piece using acetate and clingfilm to trap layers of paint and allow the audience to interact with it by either stepping on it of using their fingers to mould the painting without actually touching it. It's a conceptual piece, playing on the idea of blindness that you can't see, there's this layer or barrier preventing you to see, yet you can feel.

Been reading Blindess by Jose Saramago. It's a good book, pretty gruesome in areas, but it presents an alternative reality where everyone is blind. It presents a vulnerability and various ideas are brought up about society's bonds.

Been looking at a great artist that has inspired me: Franziska Furter.
She works with simple materials, using dreams and imagery to construct organic structures or mini explosions. I think what I like about her work is that it has an energy which seduces you. Her work seems to speak for itself, instead of having to make something up. It draws upon the emotions.

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