Thursday, December 2, 2010

Candle Light- Internal Performance piece...

“Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. ”-Rumi

THURSDAY 9th DECEMBER, 6-8pm. (TBA Studios)
You are invited to take part in a reflective time based piece that will take place with just you and a candle.This is a personal journey and takes form as an internal performance.The candle is there as a centre point; something to focus and reflect on...
The duration of this piece will take form as you witness the birth, life and death of the candle and will end once you are submerged in darkness.
The outcome of this piece is very much how each individual uses the time and space and their connection to the candle...The light is your inner focus; what is hidden illuminates within us…

Friday, November 26, 2010

'Circles'- collaborative project by Chris Jones & Sylvia Law...

"Circles are the core to everything..."

The circle represents: time, space, the never ending, an eternal form, inclusion, unity...
After collaborating soley as organizers, myself & Chris have come together as artists to make a collaborative piece...
We met up last night and began discussing ideas, using the 'circle' as our starting point. He is currently looking at the symbolism of them within his own work, as well as the human subconsious. And I am interested in the notion of internal and external spaces and using art to create a space for people to enter themsleves, and in the process become the focal point of the work. Where life istself, and the human body is the object of reflection within art...
A circle is in itself is an internal space, for me it represents our internal selfs, what lies beneath us.... I relate circles a lot to humanity-to the way we are...

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We have come up with an interactive and reflective performance piece, where we will invite 8 people to join us and immerse themselves in an 'internal' space. The aim of the piece is to reflect, release and then form as one. The circle will be the base of these happenings, and it'll be up to the participants to see what is revealed...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Visualyze- Exhibition Nightclub! :)

Art Ideas....

I've been thinking alot lately of looping movements using the body and working with them as a soundscape...I came across this short video today which introduces this concept, but as a moving image...Maybe this could be a way to experiment with this idea and create an almost sculptural image with the body's pressence. I really like this piece, it is very simplistic yet beautiful...

Sunday, November 7, 2010



It's only one week till this semesters Visualyze! After last years success we have worked very hard to re create the night and make it bigger and better, spreading the event through out the Union and collaborating with a whole new bunch of artists!

With 40 artists, 9 acts, 3 floors of exhibition spaces, live performances, an immersive film tent and live art boards for everyone to get creative on the night, Visualyze blurs the boundaries between exhibition and club night by showcasing student talent in an underground club environment!

If you're in Dundee it would criminal not to go. If you're further afeild- it'll be worth the journey! Get in :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I wish I could have been there...

Janine Antoni
2nd-4th October 10am to 6pm & 5th-6th October 10am to 2pm
Toynbee Studios, London
£120 (including unlimited access to the Performing Idea five-day symposium)

“For this workshop our bodies will be our primary tools of
expression. We will dance, move and use our bodies in unconventional
ways. I believe that knowing oneself intimately opens up the possibility
of using one’s strengths and weakness in the service of art. Be
prepared for an inner investigation. I would like us to learn from each
other without hierarchy, therefore the group dynamic is a key component
of the workshop. We will not produce anything but rather focus on
exploration and experience with an eye towards sharpening our awareness
and communication skills. The investigations will enrich our artistic
and thoughtful practices as we engage with sources and materials across
different artistic forms” – Janine Antoni.

This workshop is designed for artists and researchers
working in and on performance and the visual arts with interests in
embodiment, creative process and the dynamics of perception.

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964. Her
work blurs the distinction between performance and sculpture.
Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping
into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has
always been her own body. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work
at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, S.I.T.E. Santa Fe, inIVA, London, England and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998, the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artist Award and nominee for Artes Mundi, the Wales International Visual Art Prize in 2004. Janine Antoni currently lives in New York.

'Ball Trail: From A-B'

'Ball Trail: From A-B'
11 mins 26 secs

This piece was documented as an inner performance, taking the shape of a sound walk. I was directed by Nina Chau's co ordinates, following her trail through the city with my rock in search of it's final destination...
The sound piece has been recorded and exhibited for viewers to take on the journey as well, and to get lost within the environment and sounds of my walk, so that it can be a completely immersive experience, a personal journey, almost like being invisible within a city...

You can listen to the piece here:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nina Chua Project..-Mapping Public Art in Dundee....

This week I will be taking part and documenting the process of Nina Chau's project, 'Ball Trail'. The objective of this piece is to allow the performer to get lost in their surrounding environment, and allow the ball to discover places we would never naturally venture...
I will be walking alongside her and documenting the piece as a sound walk.

Deveron Arts & SSW Trip :)