All posts tagged: Iniva

I have to trust my Artist Heart

I’m letting you in to my world. I had to work through discomfort, through the pressure of time and realised that it only ever exists in your mind. There’s nothing like completing something that you’ve put everything in to. Don’t let anybody, even yourself tell you that you can’t- because if you say you can; you will. Advertisements

Attraction:Ten-8 Photographic Journal

I completed a voluntary position at the Stuart Hall Arts Library. I have always been fond of the library since the archive, space and location is all to my liking. I thought taking on this position will not only aid me with my research but also my personal journey of stepping out of my reclusive bubble. The interview went well but most definitely could of gone better. Its just so difficult for me to communicate how much I want something when I’m so passionate about it. Do you guys ever feel that way? Luckily, I got the position and was immediately amazed by the magnitude of the collection. Whilst handling books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues that were older than I (by decades), an instant sense of belonging rushed over me. To go in to a library that caters directly to your interests is the most amazing experience. Though most of the voluntary work depended upon organisation, we were able to look at the collections and note down what intrigued us. Whilst organising the Journals, I …

The Power of sound/What is Art?

I have been holding off on this piece of writing for a while. Only because I wanted to have experienced the matters that Karikis heavily focussed on whilst he was delivering his Talk. I felt as though this observation could solely be subjective. I can honestly say I never had a poignant connection with Sound Art prior to this Artist Talk. The simplest explanation I can give you, is that I never really listened. The most compelling question I gathered was “What is the power of nonsense? (Abstract sounds)”. I cannot stress the true power of this question alone. If we had a moment to look (or listen rather) to our day to day lives, we would notice that the attachment we have to sound is boundless. The most miniscule of gestures, emotions, activities, errands etc all have abstract sounds that we subconciously have a connection to. Another interesting subject was the sound of the human voice. A good example was given of the voice of an altermated call. How many companies use apologetic conversation, …

Scat|Sonia Boyce: Sound and Collaboration @Iniva

Scat is a collaboration between Sonia Boyce and Invia. I have been finding it hard to collate the words to express my intense connection to this exhibition as a whole. Despite Sonia Boyce being my University Professor and not having communicated with her,I was eager to identify with her work from a visual stand point. Not only did I learn that she evokes similar matters as I, but also that she was one of the “many voices that spoke up in the 1980’s against the lack of representation in museums and galleries across the UK,of culturally diverse artists and curators…”-Iniva. In a sense, I have Sonia to thank as she may pave the way to a future career of mine. Entering the building I began on what would have been the final level, and worked my way down to what I assume was the central piece to this exhibition. Beginning with Oh Adelaide, I entered the room and viewed the piece throughout alone. It is a black and white video and sound piece that echos …

‘Keywords’ @Iniva

I went to my favorite place yesterday; Invia. Originally, the book ‘Keywords’ was created by Raymond Williams. Within the book itself he explored the relationship between social, cultural and educational studies. Thus altogether becoming (in a sense) a visual culture. The works are presented from 1976 to present day. It is an extremely visual exhibiton. Though I believe reading the book,or in short the leaflet gives you a completely different insight on the works. I must include, every time I go to Iniva the Curators do an exquiste job. The use of space and time is paramount, Grant Watson most definitely used space symbolically. As you enter, you are immediately greeted by carpet. Yes! Carpet! Which strangely has this nostalgic feel. But later becomes so much more profound, as the primary coloured words literally surround you inticing all senses. One might look at it as a very puzzling,bewildering experience. To be quite honest I did feel on edge with the Sonic Art, mix media photographic work,video installations and Op Art all in one space. Which …