‘The Making of Him’ – Degree Show entry: Holden Gallery

My Interactive Arts degree show is an installation with a soft sculpture and a video. The soft sculpture is made from multiple photocopies of school reports, shredded and stuffed in nylon netting. The whole sculpture is 10 meters long, and in this iteration 6 meters from floor to hanging wire. Reports and Rituals, the video, contextualises the piece through a ritual shredding and voice-over of friends and current tutors reading out my old school reports.

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‘The Making of Him’ (Holden Gallery installation view)

I received the Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Ian Thompson Award for Three Dimensional Art & Design.

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IA14 Degree Show Holden Gallery panorama

IA14 Degree Show Holden Gallery panorama

Positive Review in Creative Review

Shred Report Video

A video as part of an ongoing installation using shredded paper. In this video I am looking at my experience of boarding school through reading my old school reports, shredding them, and then making them into a hanging sculpture.

Readers: Monica Sagar & Roger Bygott

Camera director: Judith Chan

Sound: Jonny Pratt

Editor: Richard Addlessee

Production Assistant: Jenni Laine

Venue: Federation House: Castlefield New Art Spaces

Further Shreds Open Studio

Well, this Open Studio went really well. I lost count of how many came, but the adjacent ‘Serendipity’ show must have pulled in over 100 people, so lots of people drifted in as well as my invited guests. Friends and visitors included: Cary Young, Mark Kennard (of Bureau), Nicola Ellis,  Dave Griffiths, Annie Harrison, and Annie Carpenter.

Arnie Pollock made this short video doc of me describing my installation: