Out with the old and in with the new my first Live! performance Free Range @ the Old Truman Brewery
I just completed my first ever live! performance at the Truman Brewery , it felt quite strange at first ,as this was out of my comfort zone, but as the days progressed each day it became bit more easier as more people came to see the performance as they walked passed. I had positive feedback on my website as well as in person.
ODS (Our Degree Show) @ Middlesex University
(Landfill) -plaster combine with my rubbish
I just completed and exhibition for my degree,I am very proud of myself, it has been quite and experience learning how to be an curator (Setup) with my fellow peers durning my time at Middlesex Univistary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.