Documenting my research, through my visual practice, into the relationship between bodies and capital.
Filming in the ‘home studio’ today – the second take for a section of a new video work. I adjusted the lighting and the framing. Working from home again on video projects is good in some ways. I don’t have to go out and remember to take all my kit for one thing. The down side is that I have to clear space of clutter, cats etc. before I can start, and hope I am not disturbed before I finish a task. Also had to resist the temptation to do household jobs between stages of the process. The important thing is to remain focused.
Another long gap since last posting on this blog! Another change in circumstances affecting my artistic practice. My temporary studio space reverted to commercial status in December last year so I have been in a period of re-adjustment. My current ‘studio’ is a square of kitchen worktop space which is at least adequate for continuing with the small-scale painting series started last year (I need running water). My video practice will have to be located elsewhere – out in the field, my bedroom for editing, adaptations of my domestic space and possible hire of a space for filming.
These changes, reflecting the on-going precarity of my art practice, have made me think more about the conditions under which my work is produced. The work cannot be separated from this context. I am becoming more aware that the process of maintaining my practice is an important element of the practice itself.
Lots of time spent resolving technical matters – as usual. The video jack in the projector no longer works, so testing with laptop connected via VGA cable! At least it works.