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London Week 6

As I have a few more hours off than usual in Week 6 of term, I end up in a gallery in London with other art students, because we simply want to know what is going on [and this is not university led]. This term, we ended up at Tate Modern Gallery, London, and explored […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 2

John Smith

John Smith took a video of an everyday street, with unsuspected people, in 1976. Smith then did a voice over, directing each person, each vehicle and each camera shot within the video piece. This, all layered together, creates an effective and comedic art piece. Every detail has been covered, which makes you laugh, when someone […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 2

Martin Parr

Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory This is an art film and a documentary rolled into one. Parr follows the path that the sweets take from ingredients to being sold, talking to those who make it, roll it and buy it along the way. Each person has their own view on the sweets, the business and the […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 2

Marc Isaacs

LIFT is a short film by Marc Isaacs, that follows him almost ‘becoming part of the lift’, while interacting with those in, and outside the doors of the lift. Within the 25 minute film, we start to learn information about characters who use this lift on a daily basis including names, life stories, and also […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 2

Bauhaus [Performance] – The Turn of the 20th Century

The Bauhaus Theatre were there to seek ‘union of the artistic-ideal with the craftsmanlike-practical by thoroughly investigating the creative elements’, to understand the essence of der Bau and to have a ‘valid application to the field of theatre. The instinct of the Bauhaus Theatre is to call the source of man’s real creative values and to shape […]

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Deirdre O'Mahony

As a prelude, O’Mahony describes her younger self growing up in Ireland and her transfer to London and back again. Her art practice is completely different to that when she was at art school – once upon a time, she used to paint and draw, but would want to come away from the stereotypical Irish […]

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Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton has always had a strong connection between the thread of sewing and the line and the line of writing. Hamilton is fascinated by the material and sewing as you are able to see each individual thread of the material, which is a beautiful metaphor. Hamilton is most well known for her work of the […]

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Artist Influences and Research

Sally Mann

Sally Mann is a photographer, but not in the full conventional sense. Her work is that of spontaneous, photographing what was there in front of her, with the old 8×6 camera. The subjects were namely her children, with few of her photographs being staged. She wanted those holiday snapshots – photographs that allow you to […]

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Autumn Assessment 2017 Studio 2

Untitled [Singing Film]

My final edit of the film Untitled [Singing Film] was uploaded on YouTube, in order for not only easy access, but also as this is a useful platform to use for the artwork, and for the message of mine to come across. The piece was displayed by projector in a bit of a mess of wires – […]

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Autumn Assessment 2017 Studio 2

Performance to Film

From the performance, I wanted to recreate the moment that was made in the performance when the audience and myself were singing along to Someone Like You. This was a somewhat surreal moment as this is not something naturally done in the middle of the art department. For this, I asked friends and family to […]