Events Day @ Middlesex University

On the 14th March 2018, I set up as a solo exhibit, in the fine art Atrium in the grove building, for events day at middlesex University.

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My poster for the event day © JEO

Pics below My art work is one of experiences that i exhibit of my two suitcases filled up of my rubbish in which narrate of my past becomes the trash is given purpose before they are to throw away into the rubbish bin.

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My exhibition projects shows in the atrium of my two cases.

This display of this work is from my past mini exhibition from the project room at middlesex universality where i could make this developing in any place as the suite case represent of travels of suite case. the image below shows the past use of the suite case from the project room and action space.

Mini exhibition: project room


Signs explaining  what I have on display plus a rule sign ©JEO





Early stages of objects completed tested

The image above is of my mini completed pieces that I’ve done over  past few months and just before Christmas to find ways how I wanted    my show in the our degree show to look other shows i have also done such as Events Day and the Sate of Art Show.   I finally now  reached a verdict of the Test  towards a bigger pieces.

From the pictures below it will show the images with mini descriptions `and my thoughts about them.

Bird cage filled with rubbish

Where I modified by reorganizing the bird cage a little bit by adding the gluing of the ripped pages from my old books then adding half of the strings around the frames of the bird cage until I could not anymore; the strings got so tangled that I thought maybe it’s better half-finished as this is supposed to be more rubbish art.

As for the inside of the bird cage, I filled up of random objects and things to make it look as if rubbish in a bird cage as if it’s an abandonment out of control trash that has been built up in a trap or cage seeming like depression. I thought maybe if it were to be used as some sort of lighting as something dramatic, by hanging it up on a ceiling; shadows may reveal a new level. This, I decided, I’ll develop further another time.

Bird cage filled with rubbish Where I modified by reorganising the bird cage a little bit by adding the gluing of the ripped pages from my old books then adding half of the strings around the frames of the bird cage until I could not anymore; the strings got so tangled that I thought maybe it’s better half-finished as this is supposed to be more rubbish art.  As for the inside of the bird cage, I filled up of random objects and things to make it look as if rubbish in a bird cage as if it’s an abandonment out of control trash that has been built up in a trap or cage seeming like depression. I thought maybe if it were to be used as some sort of lighting as something dramatic, by hanging it up on a ceiling; shadows may reveal a new level. This, I decided, I’ll develop further another time.

Random paper, plastic, and magazines rolled up and stacked in the glass jar. White paint (matt) poured into the glass jar and stuck onto the recycling wooded board just to make it more modern perhaps. I find this is weak but this is still processing one step at a time


Trash in boxed  frames

My next pieces are the magazine ripped up and put in a box frame. I like the way that it changes from trash to something artsy in a frame.

The rubbish in the box creates a different point of view when the front and back are sitting on the table, although it could hang on the wall as well. I’ve made few of them and put on the wall in the action space in which I’ll discuss later. However, I think as I want to make a project about trash arts I feels as if this is too artsy but definitely, this could in theory be made and sold or encourage more about ways to recycle instead of wasting it by throwing it into the bin with the things you can’t recycle. However the photos on the left side is just a test for the portfolio.

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Top: is Front View of Box Frame and bottom is side View of frame.

Puzzle Stacking

I’ve explore other mixed media of the puzzles in which I had one going. I might do something different than it – it just came to me to just stack them up and glue them together. So one for standards, by simply stacking and PVA gluing on top of my old basic wooded stand from the CDs or DVDs shelves.  Another of my old simple VHS box set of Laurel and Hardy repainted added with paper from books, a stand, and stacked in a box like a city. The fallen one represents the one of the falling building. For future reference, I’m interested to build on a bigger scale with many more puzzles to make it bigger for my next exhibition later this year.

‘Puzzle stacking: standard and landscape city in a box. ‘

Ceramic room test

For the two of them, I did a test in the ceramic room and had a go of combining my rubbish and plaster. Because of my inspiration of Jack Henry who made the bigger version than this but mixed other stuff that stuck rubbish together; such as cement, domestic plaster etc.  So what if I tried it without the colored paints but use plasters to combine with my rubbish in which I tested them out as you see in the  photos. The first try was with the cds but to me it seem too clean as I poured it into a block, so one the next trials I splatted it with my hands on a small piece looking a lot more junky and I’m pleased with the results. I like it better because it looks more trashy yet arty at the same time. So I thought as for the end of ODS , I’d make bigger version and make as many more as I can. On the next blog, I’ll show in documents how I made it the way I did.

Left: clean with cds tops  right: rough showing rubbish
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The image above shows the items layed out  of my finished test project for the portfolio. Photo shoot.



Gordon Matta-Clark

This artists Gordon Matta-Clark, is one of my influences when comes to collection rubbish and put together to make art piece such as ‘Garbage wall’ in 1970s in New York. He the type of artists who takes photograph of his objects taking place in the space, for as used as processes documentation for ‘visual journal of experience and activity.’ Either with ‘still camera’ than moves on to the film making to documents of himself to work for upcoming events by passing the camera of another person with told instructions about how that person should have film Matt-clacks.

As once you   made the sculpture for garbage as the installation were taking photos would become a memory for what was like to have layers of garbage show exhibition.

As I realize as I explore my things to take photos of different things place in the action and project space will forever be kept as the photos for long time which would be easier to keep in the storage space than is the actually rubbish that takes over the space

Gordon Matt-Clack, He the type of artists who takes photograph of his objects taking place in the space, for as used as processes documentation for ‘visual journal of experience and activity.’ Either with ‘still camera’ than moves on to the film making to documents of himself to work for upcoming events by passing the camera of another person with told instructions about how that person should have film Matt-clacks. He is also one of my influences when comes to collecting rubbish and put rubbish together to make an art piece: ‘Garbage wall’ in 1970s, New York.  The documents of my rubbish beforehand I was recommended by my tutor about the compress tower.  While the differences from Henry’s work, the garbage wall is more obvious clearer in structure by literally the wall of garbage But In this pieces below the is the reconstruct replica of garbage wall by Matt-Clark from the Miami beach by the students from ‘Florida international university, Honors college, in collaboration with the Director of Deering Estes: Jessamyn Fiore and Omar Lopez-Chaoud, help to coordination of Gordon Matt-Clark’s work Garbage wall’ and then had the exhibit at the art fair; ‘Untitled Miami beach’ the collection of rubbish are specific materials from particular place Miami beach. As I analysis this artwork, they are loads of types of rubbish including car plate, other metals, empty water bottle, some plastic and the other things that came from the beach of Miami there is so much going on, by how it looks how they hold the rubbish hold together, I could see a bit here and there of the cement that seem to have hold it together as glue. This how they represent n which they took inspire from original ‘garbage  wall’ to have the audiences see their own waste as to represent the effecting polluting Miamis, waterways and beaches. Matt-Clark



In this original document of this original garbage or wall from 1970 is when that time Matt-Clarke structure the process the specific ‘cooking’, tire and other elements’ by presenting the ‘life cycle of the cultivating’. Even though the wall is clearly look can be deceiving of this chaotic mess, by stepping away from the work seeing this project rubbish, however if you keep keeping you might see differently how the way the rubbish is structure.  This seem to have carefully layer the pieces of certain things goes certain way is carefully in layering the rubbish into places if it were a jigsaw puzzle to fit into the certain shape as wanted to be.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future

At this exhibition of Llya and Emilia kabakov: not everyone will be taken into the future’ at Tate modern.

There were 12 rooms of different works of exhibition, each room defies the paintings, objects stuck on paintings, and installation which I’ve chosen the example how they made the room the fall apart which would have looked bit of waste until the waste combine by installation media Such as one of the earliest works installation from exhibition in new you’re in 1990s, which nowadays exhibition brought in to London at Tate modern “Labyrinth (my Mother’s Album). This works reflective of his mother after passing away a year later.

This represent the memories lanes amongst the photos and other relatives he encounter with his mother for years.

This was some sort of a monument in atmospheric of grief contradicted with a chirpy songs that was played when his mother Bertha Solodukhina used to listen to them.


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Ilya Kabakov The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment 1985 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de Création industrielle. Purchase, 1990 © Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Labyrinth (my mother’s Album) Fine Art New York 1990

This installation labyrinth, is like being in theatre for dramatic effect except there are no actors to perform but to perform our self as a viewing the photos graphs of collage papers (put in description) hang in the frame on the wall, while interact by walking along the corridor listing to the songs and music singing as it gets louder the closer you walk into maze like as the walls ceiling and floor were echoing makes me feel awkward and creep out as the music get louder and as close as I go. Along the way there were installation door balancing onto the wall, this I thought this was a memory lane as there were in places on 76 frame collage photograph, and the door may symbolism the memory door like you see cartoons get into your dreams.  In mid-way the music end up in mixed of ‘waste’ the ceiling was falling there was a door glass broke and lots of dust all over the place.  All in place like this was a theatre scene.  The source of the music was there too, playing on the recording records.

Labyrinth (my mother’s Album) Fine Art New York 1990

This work in room 8: is called labyrinth because it what Ilya had described the installation of the hunted theme reminded of his mother passing that took place in that same decorative memories but extended the long corridor.


“When I think about the world in which my mother’s life passed about the condensed image of it what arises in my imagination tin is a long and semi dark corridor which is twisted like a labyrinth, where being each new turn behind each bend there is not a bright exit glimmering into the distance but just the same grubby for the same grey dusty poorly painted walk illuminated by walk 40 waltz light bulbs.  The ceiling is cradled in many places and is supported by wooded boards the floor has not been swept for a one time, soot-covered light bulbs that barely emit any light hang from the ceiling and as in my communal apartment, there are many doors a new door is revealed  being every turn of the corridor some of them are tightly shut, others are slightly open so that you could go through them with some difficulty that upper part of the corridor and ceiling are painted grey, the lower parties in ordinary communal places is covered within unpleasant red-brown paint photographs, text and cut out from postcards and hanging in frames and pasted on wallpaper along one side of the entire length of this corridor approx. 50m.

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Sketch of  the Exhibition by curators   of the Exhibition

With his description that becomes the gloomy theatre like atmospheric stage show.

This outcome of this installation were the elements of ‘monotones’ combine the walk through long dingy corridor creates the environment conveys the artists grief of his passing mother as well as being in claustrophobia’ theme as surrealism theatrics.  Seem like a long winded travel to get to the point such as where the music destination with the crippling room and dust etc. Personally its great effect when comes to the point seeing destruction and music together, made me hesitating to look and felt uncomfortable in there, than I carry on to the corridor till the end when start another room full of works.  That’s what I would prefer to see than again maybe it would have just been enough to have waste fill in huge space and hanging collecting ceiling and be part of it inside of the space with music rather than looking into the room after walking the long corridor. But the effect of hunted feeling did work as he described it.

Ref Tate Modern (2017) Ilya and Emilia Kabakov-
 Tate Modern (2017) Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not everyone will be taken into the future. . London: Tate Modern.


Rubbish combine with accessory of light and shadow

(Artists Sue Webster and Tim Noble

Comedy of waste:

For century’s in art industry artists had used and even nowadays use comedy joke as tool for political for towards the practices of Dada photomontage and cabaret. Usually jokes is made from within the person, although when comes to form of rubbish it is extension by in objects.

Irony and slapstick and other different form of humour, artists encourage the laughter in the museum by making the materials as funny, shocking and interesting as possible. It’s also have the viewers amuse the way materials were form in the galleries and public galleries. Or even the person wearing the rubbish and performing in the collective materials.

Time noble and sue Webster had created the body of work since in mid-year in 1990s, that involves the ‘visual and emotional impact’ of the installation of light and showdown against the objective things to visualize the manner of tragedy, society and romantic of the two lovers of the collaborating artists of themselves. To become the ‘society of post-modern consumption.’

The amount of waste that had been recycling were made molded which may appears nothing but a lump of rubbish piles up, stands along without the dark shadow. However when in darkness and the spot-light on the rubbish as like they were stars , furthermore the shadow shows completely different perspective of the actual visual shadowing from the trash becomes clearer and more interesting.

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In this examples the mound of trash; there were the two young figures sitting away from each other by recline the back to back. In a relaxed persisting chilling out. And they are the young couple of Webster and Noble artists themselves, one enjoys of having a Cigarettes  while the other is enjoying wine.

The shadows seem to be enjoying each other company, as instead of facing each other, they face the world of rubbish literally according the shadows vision ‘the litter of children.’ In according to this book they said that maybe they are a couple on a picnic for the moment of ‘tranquillity.’  As the artists looked so peaceful.

Through out of their artwork; Noble and Webster had made a range of media across constancy of vision to unify the both thesis and visual language of their art in to an amazing social, cultural and emotional with an  discard,  martially and love.

In this book, Tim noble and sue Webster show us work across a range of media, but with a constancy of vision that seems to unify both the thesis and the visual language of their art into a single, epic excursion into the social , cultural and emotional terrain of discard and divine, martially and love. “The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego, personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it. Involves recognizes the dark aspects of the personality as present and real……” CG Jun G. with the artists the makes form noting from trash mistaking something out of nothings with a light projected in to why may be comedy.

Without the light to create a shadows against the objectively abstract sculpture. The imagery on the wall of the two artists would not have make it cut as it would just rubbish as exhibition if were chosen on its own. So with the theatrically shadows this I find this a wonderful genius that it makes since when it comes to the socialite throughways from the city claiming into mounded up and see how origin as seen as limit rubbish as soon with the projected light becomes a different viewing.






Currently Reading: All this stuff: Archiving the Artist (for my Studio Practice research)

Authors: Judy Vaknin, Karyn Stuckey, Victoria Lane, Clive Phillpot

Published by: Libri Publishing,


Surprisingly I came across this book especially in the interesting found this artists called Gustav Metzger, who also had collect the things he had holds in his cousin attic before he moved his things away where he had his permission holds in North, London ,He was born and raised  in Nuremberg in 1926 and came to England as a refuges with his brother in 1939.

After his family were killed. An interview took place in London on 25th October, 2011 about the Archiving processes by Metzger by Archiving (documents photos) for the library, museum for researches.

A lot of the things and paintings he left behind where ever he moved his things his collection he continued to process by documents as many things as he like in a sense transcending movement of sort of using the objects to tell a story with what’s left using item in the photographs.

“Abandoning paintings was tremendous risk…I was impelled to move along this historical track. Having studied art and art history I had a pretty good idea of what was needed, so I abandoned paintings-it like exposing yourself the elements anything can happen? I could have been completely outcast form the art world….’

What I get in a sense that the more you documents with the right improvisator quality of the clear image the more that if tell the story right the more it is more remembrances through the photos rather the real thing. As I had been leaning in my 3 year course since doing this degree the more I was told to take documents each time you make something just like how I documents about my stuff from my home to university this year have shown the same way about transfer of my memories stuff.

Like how we all artists explores ways for different point of view how we documents of our artworks or just things as art for photographs for the sake of Arches.  Weather is for i.e. Histories for museum, galleries books collection, journalism and books research. Of course not only just to sail arches for research about the artists and research it is a about the express of ways we documents our artworks in different places or change or develop how.

All this Stuff


Planning out space & My Mini Exhibition

Now that I brought my Items   and objects from home that I  delivered to Middlesex University with help from a man with a van ,  I booked a hired space room for me to experiment my belongings  by placing them   in different angles  to get the  use of the  space ,


Testing the Space

Once  I thought   I’ve done enough experiment I was ready  to   set up an  mini exhibition  for my dissertation for MDX staff and Students viewing only which took place 3rd till the 8th of November 2017    where they were allowed to write  feedback comments in a note book  giving their views on if its just looks rubbish.  but sadly it was only a few of them who comments about how they mostly like the fabric hanging down the pieces from ceiling and some liked the CDs  . I’ve know some of the students at the university that  had visited the exhibition  but  then  I’ve noticed there was not many comments about the project room , so I’ve come to the  conclusion that because I didn’t put too much information about the project only the title  which I titled it untitled on  purpose.

Event Poster

I gave them the change  to see if the materials spoke for themselves  , they just didn’t know what to say. or what they could  have make of it other than just suggestive or something really interesting they find. I probably make   use of materiel in the project space a bit too tidy and more arty , however I have taking more photographs of the objects in the space. however when I’ve done with the  objects in  the projects space I’ve taking back to the action space and did more experiment  and taking photographs  of many different things as I could.

feedback book  with comments


What Trash is no longer belonging to owner’s provaty.

Photos of my primaries, where i was traveling to my class at university, travel to visit  exhibition in London and even just go to the shops and come home. Ive taking pictures of anything that’s been left abandon as rubbish on the street, overfill bin, cans, crisp Packard, snacks bar that were left in among the pavement and grass. there were so many things that they were left for someone like me when to make art or however we like it  because the rubbish that were left abandon  are no longer belonging to the owner that had thrown away in the first place. The things that had become the public belonging by ordinary people who liked to collect things, the dustman/woman collector, that brings to the land fill. Even when the owners put and empty pack of plastic pot put into the recycling bin it is no longer their because they discarded. here are the fig photos from below. There are my primaries resources which i may be paintings from them, in a sketch book or just the collection of photos to print on the wall. I may still use them for in the future to play with them for like collage works and other mixed materials .

When I took my things to uni, it no longer belongs in my home. they still belong to me as long, I never left  anything   into the bin because that’s when its permitted rubbish you cant go back to it once it left outside for the rubbish truck to collect the rubbish.

I am still planning to throw it out once Ive done making it. it is not my attention to take it home unless its small things as We  don’t have the storage in our flat.


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My Rubbish from Home


A selection of Items from our flat in my Studio space



Can recused objects perform as a memory?

The only way rubbish exist, is by a product that were consume by ordinary person objects becomes the part of everyday lives; such as; catteries tools for eating, hair brush or comb, to make hair very nice, and toys for kids.

However they do make eventually go to the bin when gets replace by now product from shops.  Brought from shops, and then throws away into the bin to transfer to the landfill. Although once rescued an interesting objects collected by either collection from the museum person or majority artists’ interests.

We often identify objects as our attachment by personal emotionally that such things could have taking further down the line of family tradition that’s gets passed down by generation  for decades, until no one left could no longer hold an item. As old item are often taking to a museum to study the old things us as sociability 100 years ago, how they used such a tool in those days. Although through artists, they collect things to maybe to make a display item show assemblage art. To show the item as a story telling of a memory what used to belonging to somebody.  To transform a memory Find assemblage artists. Whose work is an example to person the artwork to understand the past experiences?

Since the 1950s assemblage had been arise widely by other artist including Jasper johns and Robert Rauschenberg who had changes ordinary item towards into art, the three-dimensional collages in which can be custom to see fit in the box.

Can recused objects perform as a memory

‘facilitator: Pablo von Lichtenberg’—assemblage-art


First talk event: Anthony Luvera 

Anthony Luvera is a Contemporary Artist, a writer, Educator and Engagement photographer who engages  with other artists.

He talks about engaging socially with different people for example; he showed us the older generation community.

His main theme was about the homeless and based the exhibition in Britain. He presents his photos of people who are homeless with an audio about being homeless. He asks questions that the homeless ask; Where can I go to the toilet at morning or night and where can I get a shower etc?

Then he moved on to talk about his other work called “not going shopping and Queer  in Brighton”. He showed us a collection of photos documents of this title, and then he took it to his chosen gallery to have finished prints as part of the final exhibition.

He then talks about his next and final works of this title:   “let us eat cake” a collaboration in Belfast  which was about gays’ right to gay marriage in Northern Ireland. His practice seems to revolve around whatever is happening with the politics at the time.

In conclusion, I find Luvera inspiring as he uses photographs to engage with the public and conveys a social politics message.