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.
‘The Making of Him’ (Holden Gallery installation view)
I received the Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Ian Thompson Award for Three Dimensional Art & Design.
IA14 Degree Show Holden Gallery panorama
Positive Review in Creative Review
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
Second session working with dancer Gerry Turvey in the shred project. We were working with the theme of nests and fragile emergence. But the second video is more energised with the figure running, as if to get away.
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:
A reflective and possibly sinister piece…
Performative actions. Brushing shredded paper into waves. Repetitions and variations.
Playful performance piece using stop-motion. No audio (probably needs some music).
Shredded map book. Extended edition. How the map of the city is always changing. A playful gesture. The city spilling out. Shredded street memories.