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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Q. What is the sound of the sun.
Q. Is there such a thing as fossil noise.

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WITHSTORE 001
off the shelf: Promises, Intentions, actions, and Objects from the WITH collective
at ROKEBY

Alison Turnbull Observatory
at MATT’S GALLERY

VISUAL SUMMARY OF MA WORK (mostly)

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Philosopher Alain Badiou discusses the subject of possibility extensively. His pupil, Quentin Meillassoux, states ‘what is mathematically conceivable is absolutely possible’. Meillassoux cites evidence of the existence of a reality before human beings existed as proof. Galaxy NGC7814, located in the constellation Pegasus, is 47 million light years away. Extinct fossil, Venericardia planicosta, was alive 47 million years ago.

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Anything is Possible, Digital Photograph, installation - plinth, fossil and drawing, 2010

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Anything is Possible, Graphite drawing, 244cm x 298cm, part of installation, 2010

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Anything is Possible, Detail from drawing, 2010

CAPE FAIRWELL

Why let the truth get in the way of good science? Cape Farewell is the ‘cultural response to climate change’. Philosophers cannot even agree what truth is and science is always revisable. “What if we got it wrong” asks poet Lemn Sissay.

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Cape Fairwell, sticker, 36.5 mm x 38.1 mm, 2010

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Cape Fairwell, digital video still, 2010

ICE CORE

This site specific artwork is a response to Shiro Takatani’s, Ice Core, 2005. DVD. Takatani investigates 800 000 years of Earths History, recorded in layers of polar ice.

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Ice Core, 350 cm x 4 cm diameter, installation, graphite drawing on paper, 2010

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Ice Core installation, detail

COUNTING STONES

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Counting Stone 1, 2009

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Counting Stone 2, 2009

‘20454 DAYS’

Reconnecting with my interest in ‘time’, I started drawing daily self-portraits. ‘20454 days’ was developed by counting how many portraits I would have if I had drawn one every day of my life. Applying the ‘wrong’ scale created a number more geological than human.

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‘20454 days’, A4 Inkjet Print, 2009

FUTUREMAP EXHIBITION 2000, BOOK OF MISTAKES
From realising that I can make mistakes, I have come to realise there is an order to what I do.” – Ornette Coleman, alto Saxophonist, c.1950’s
(Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come, Atlantic Records, 1959)

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Mistakes, A5 handmade book, 2000

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Mistakes, A5 handmade book, detail

nihilism is … the unavoidable corollary of the realist conviction that there is a mind-independent reality which … is indifferent to our existence and oblivious to the ‘values’ and ‘meanings’ which we would drape over it in order to make it more hospitable.”
(Brassier R.)

MA Folio – Reflections, MA Folio – Research Paper and MA Folio – Artist Statement added to blog.