Monday, 8 July 2019

Working Title : Creating Loops

 Behind Appearance
A Study of the relations between painting and the natural sciences in this century
C. H. Waddington

Adam Fuss
Home and the World

Strange Loops
Art, Science and Consciousness
An Exploration of Mind, Matter and Form through the Work of Susan Derges
Stephen Gaughan

The Music of Waves
The Poetry of Particles
Thoughts on Implicate Order for Susan Derges
Martin Kemp

Adam Fuss
Eugenia Perry

Monday, 20 May 2019

Archive Sampling : Between Media, Flickr Photography

The Politics of Architecture : Theorizing through speculative spatial practices.

"He rubbed his eyes. The riddle of his surroundings was confusing but his mind was quite clear - evidently his sleep had  benefited him. He was not in a bed at all as he understood the word, but lying naked on a very soft and yeilding mattress, in a trough of dark glass. The mattress was partly transparent, a fact he observed with a sense of insecurity, and below it was a mirror reflecting him greyly. Above his arm- and he saw with a shock that his skin was strangely dry and yellow - was bound a curious apparatus of rubber, bound so cunningly that it seemed to pass into his skin above and below. And this bed was placed in a case of greenish-coloured glass (as it seemed to him), a bar in the white framework of which had first arrested his attention. In the corner of the case was a stand of glittering and delicately made apparatus, for the most part quite strange appliances, though a maximum  and minimum thermometer was recognizable."

H. G. Wells : The Sleeper Awakes. 1899/1910

Spatiality : The Spatial Turn, Robert T. Tally Jr. 2013

Immediate Architectural Interventions, Durations and Effects : Apparatuses, Things and People in the Making of the City and the World. Alberto Altes Arlandis, Oren Lieberman. 2013

Preface (1921) ” The great city of this story is no more than a nightmare of Capitalism triumphant, a nightmare that was dreamt a quarter of a century ago. It is a fantastic possibility no longer possible. Much evil may be in store for mankind, but to this immense, grim organization of servitude, our race will never come” H.G. Wells. EastonGlebe, Dunmow,1921.

The Poetics of Space. Gaston Bachelard.
The classic look at how we experience intimate places.

The Eroded Steps. Giuseppe Penone.
Dean Clough Contour Lines.

Land Drawings, Installations, Excavations. Kate Whiteford.

Remote Sensing. Colin Renfrew.

DSC_4406, Augury Vessel ( re-presentation) : Material on Photograph
Veiled Melancholy/Book Narratives : Film Collages. #3
Collage : Architectural Blueprint and Historical Garment (detail)
Pinhole Photograph (1019) Analogue Processes / Material Memory
Architectural Contents : Dewey, Winchester Library #1
Reverberations from excavated land #1
DSC_8513 Field Aesthetics/Between Processes

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Mediators : Vessels and Drawings creating Intercessors

Spaces/Aesthetics : 'Spatiality' between Objects,Concepts and Beings

In his discussion of mediators, Gilles Deleuze (1995,121) describes being taken up in the motion of a big wave. He notes that instead of looking for 'points of origin' attention should be directed to mediators that enable a 'putting-into-orbit' that facilitate the movement of concepts, sensations and matter without recourse to origins or destinations.

Katve-Kaisa Kontturi uses the term 'intercessor' instead of  'mediator' as it aligns better with Deleuze's argument, where importance is placed not on mediating between already formulated shapes or beings, but on opening beings up to movement through a third actant.
For Deleuze (1995,125), Intercessors are about entering into or creating a series.

Gilles Deleuze. 1995, Negotioations, 1972-1990.
Translated by Martin Joughin. New York: Columbia University Press.

Notes, Introduction
Ways of Following
Art, Materiality, Collaboration
Katve-Kaisa Kontturi

Open Humanities Press
London 2018

Immaterial Architectures : Raveningham Pavilion #1
DSC_3283 Raku Beakers : Lead Glaze/Yellow Ochre
DSC_4049 Field Aesthetic : Causality/Layered Drawings
DSC_3776 Sacred/Secular : Vessels on Painting
DSC_4097 Field Aesthetic : Causality/Layered Drawings
DSC_8923 Artists Studio : Collage/Photography/Painting

Outpost Studies

Monday, 15 April 2019

Maternal Body : Clay Impression and Fragmented Form/Raku Beaker Form

Auguries into the maternal body. Un-fired clay and silica sand.

Constructed in-situ at the Yard, Winchester. A life-size record and memory of a human presence as a site for mutual introspection.

 Inspired in part from the novel  " The  Children of Men "  by P D James.

Artist Statement/Chapel Arts Residency 2010

Practitioner using the creative receptiveness of material together with the inclusion of drawing to harbour transits and passages of human presence, vulnerabilities centred around the human condition. My work adopts strategies which articulate a sense of absence and anonymity within the abandonment of the work to its location. I feel drawn to this registering of passage, encounter together with its farewell. The choice of materials gathered together implies a personal geography, with both an emotional and aesthetic sense of locality and place. The performative recording by physical means which renders itself as a trace of human presence, now becomes a vacant territory open for the consideration of others.
My work continues to investigate this sense of material response with the performative trace of a human absences. The place-ment of these acts attempts to promote thresholds from which to reflect upon spatial, sociological and psychological conditions and perceptions.
Currently working in clay, low fired to produce and promote a fragile vessel. This vessel is installed to act as a dwelling presence reverberating in a resting place. from which work is drawn into the human form to register a surface of absences resulting from past gestures and solitudes.

Russell Moreton a visual artist uses simple gestures of drawn Human traces gathered and presented amongst natural materials. Exploring themes around the Human condition, vulnerability and abandonment. Materials are employed to further underpin our sense of place and time. The act and gesture of drawing adds a ephemeral mark amongst the materiality and locality of place. Currently using clay to register these themes, installing work Augury Vessel into Chapel Arts as part of their research residency programme.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Aesthetics and the Spatial : Sensual Things of Light and Gravity

Immaterial Architectures
Painting/Form for Reading Spaces/Intervals
Pattern and Chaos/Liminality/Tectonics
Architectural surface for a Library,  raw materials, light, silence and solitude.

Christopher Wilmarth ; Poetics/Duality of Light and gravity
Other Architecture
Constructing Metaphysical Space

Wilmarth's art reveals his essential concern with the mystical and physical properties of light, especially the ways in which light evokes reverie and generates sensations of space and containment.

The Architecture of Natural Light : Henry Plummer

Orchestration of light to mutate through time

Intensity and integrity of Wilmarth's practice/vision.

Choreography of light/moving eye

Refraction of light/diaphanous film

Wilmarth made possibly his strongest, most beautiful works on paper, exploring a new level of expression while retaining continuity with past work.

Sifting of light/through a porous screen

These drawings also contain allusions to the human presence. Their haunting, foreboding quality is prefigured in the grave, austere tones of some of the glass and steel structures.

Channelling of light/through a hollow mass

The duality of light and shadow and contrasts between abstraction and representation continue to be central concerns in his final drawings.

Suffusion of light with a unified mood

Wilmarth's sculptures from the early 1980's are influenced by the poetry of Stephane Mallarme.To affirm Mallarme's emphasis on the spiritual, the artist used a simple ovoid form, evoking a multitude of symbols, including the human head. These ovoids were made of blown glass, which Wilmarth viewed as "frozen breath". The artist pursued this figurative impulse into the mid 1980s, combining the anthropomorphic ovoid shapes with the larger abstract forms of his earlier sculpture.

Materialization of light in physical matter

Wilmarth composed with planes of delicate colour and light, placing plates of blackened steel behind translucent sheets of etched glass imbued with a luminous, greenish cast.

"He employed a painterly technique that emphasized the tactility and fichness of his materials, which like an alchemist he persistently sought to transform. He continually examined the concept of duality: contrasts between light and shadow, transparency and opacity, heaviness and weightlessness, materiality  and ethereality, form and spirit are repeatedly presented; the synthesis of geometric with organic forms, the range between abstraction and representation are constantly explored."
Laura Rosenstock, catalogue essay.

White Noise : Nocturnes of Silence

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Intercessor/Ways of Following : Art, Materiality, Collaboration

Anthropology With Art
Tim Ingold

Ways Of Following
Art, Materiality, Collaboration
Breathing and Dancing
Katve-Kaisa Kontturi
Open Humanities Press

Power of Gentleness
Meditations on the Risk of Living
Anne Dufourmantelle

Out Of Our Heads
Why you are not your brain, and other lessons
from the biology of consciousness
Alva Noe

Russell Moreton
The Aesthetic Spaces Between Objects

Geometries of Mind
Books, Papers, Readers, Libraries

Hidden Curriculum
Speculative Learning Environment : Russell Moreton.
Re- Imagining Education, Brockwood Park School.

The Scriptorium : Collage and Architecture
Theatre for Research
Speculative/Performative Learning Space

a thousand plateaus
Deleuze, Guattari

Body Without Organs
Smooth Space
War Machine

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The Ceramic Process : Aesthetics/Objects hollowed out from within

Slab Built Ceramics
Rutile and Yellow Ochre,  Reduction Stoneware.

On Building,
The Painter Monk
Tarkovsky, Andrey Rublyoz

Beach Firing :  St Ninian's Scotland

Heat Work : The Ceramic Process

Beach Birth : Objects/Appearances hollowed out from within

Beach Chamber (An Object is Born)
Causality/The Pot, its appearance and it essence

Monday, 4 March 2019

Rhetorical Silences/Strange Tools

Aesthetic Allure
Rhetorical Silences/Strange Tools

the sensual energy of the dimension in which causality/aesthetics happens

Graham Harman, Timothy Morton

Paintings/Research/Archive/Art Practice
Cyanotype material,objects on canvas.
Russell Moreton 2018