The Natural World – digital nature – critical conversations about nature/culture

A discussion hosted by The British Library – Irini Papadimitriou, joined by Invisible Flock, Cheryl Tipp and Sue Thomas. IMPORTANT: the recording of the full conversation is only available for a few hours – so please watch it NOW by clicking on image or here. As an artist and film-maker, interested in our relationship withContinue reading “The Natural World – digital nature – critical conversations about nature/culture”

Everyone, everywhere, every-time – on the ownership of creative work, land and river

During lockdown I, like many others, have been doing more thinking than usual. I’ve read new books, experimented with different cooking, making art, trying out new apps and podcasts, basically allowing myself to explore things I was not looking at before. That includes ways to distract myself from feeling anxious. Today, before I got outContinue reading “Everyone, everywhere, every-time – on the ownership of creative work, land and river”

THE ACT OF TAKING A PHOTOGRAPH IS AN ACT OF LOVE

In 2005 the artist Phil Collins spoke at a conference at Bristol Zoo, run by Claire Doherty of Situations. He said that historically some believed a camera could take the steal of a person, but he, personally, felt the act of taking a photograph is an act of love. That comment is core to thisContinue reading “THE ACT OF TAKING A PHOTOGRAPH IS AN ACT OF LOVE”

Swings and Films – exhibitions

Recently I have spotted swings being hung from trees around the local area, the Forest of Dean. They have signs near them encouraging users to enjoy themselves, it appears to be a guerrilla-style action with no name. I love it. Prior to their arrival, I too had developed a relationship with a swing next toContinue reading “Swings and Films – exhibitions”

Attention series no.5 – 16th May 2020 – studio notes

Having gone to my studio notes document today, an ongoing, live working document, I realise I have not entered anything since 16th May. I am updating it but also enjoyed reading it and seeing how important that time was for my practice. A lot has happened since then, I’ll write about that next week, butContinue reading “Attention series no.5 – 16th May 2020 – studio notes”

Attention Series No.2 : Thinking Practice

In recent years I have become increasingly aware of attention. During the pandemic my inability to focus has become even worse. For some time now, I have found reading a book very challenging. Part of the difficulty is that my curiosity is distracted by something I read – such as the name of  a place,Continue reading “Attention Series No.2 : Thinking Practice”

Covid-time keeps me in a semi-liquid state, which is rapidly becoming my normal.

Set off for my daily exercise feeling a bit low. Walked about 2 miles but when I got to my destination, a swing next to the Severn, it was broken. I wandered along taking photos of other broken things, there were so many. My heart sank even further, like a boulder in the Severn mud.Continue reading “Covid-time keeps me in a semi-liquid state, which is rapidly becoming my normal.”

Letting Go, Refusal and the third space during Lockdown – a time when you have nothing to do and everything to do

Letting Go, Refusal and the third space Lockdown – a time when you have nothing to do and everything to do – both at once. Do you feel hypersensitive at the moment? Does your brain seem to be like a colander today, yet memories of significant things in your past float up constantly? Do theyContinue reading “Letting Go, Refusal and the third space during Lockdown – a time when you have nothing to do and everything to do”