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BREXscapism

While escapism has a bad-reputation (i.e “escape from the political”), I am interested in the need for practices of escape in order to both cope with the present (a respite!), and imagine something radically different.

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Untitled blog post from "The Ragwort"

Ever heard of the Yeti or the Jabberwocky? What about the Ragwort? Who are they? What are they?   There is a plant named the “Oxford ragwort”. What do you think of when you hear this plant’s name?”

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Oxford ragwort, you are everywhere or elsewhere. Even…   Production Clip from The Ragwort from Ellie Kyungran Heo on Vimeo.     If I were you, I wouldn’t come down either.   You took root next to a chimney or […]

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Senecio squalidus is a yellow-flowering plant native to Mount Etna, Sicily. The plant was introduced to Britain in the early 18th century in Oxford; its means of arrival are unknown. But there are some records on those who were involved […]

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In the Autumn Science Lectures at the Oxford Botanic Garden, Dr. Dawn Sanders asks, “Vad se du? / What do you see?” Dawn’s research questions: – How might plant-based sensoric experiences influence human perceptions of plants? – How might story-based […]

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  Loud sounds of dawn. Extreme wide-down view. The One is at the centre of green with its head lying on the edge of a pillow. Sounds of the wind getting stronger. While they wave and wave busily, the one […]

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  How do we look at and treat one another? How do the labels assigned to living things affect this?   Who do you think is a better neighbour to the plant and you?   With the support of the […]

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From stills to moving image

Alongside photography and video I work with weave. My sculptural work ‘X-Ray’ series (2009-ongoing), which tests how far I can push weave against its own conventions, exposes its vertical warp, which is usually hidden. I have developed my own weave technique to reveal and manipulate the warp […]

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Developing skills in Max MSP/Electronics continued

I love learning Max MSP, particularly the control over the structure of my program visually and how that helps me to construct its framework, the help functions are extensive and actually helpful! Getting constructive feedback on my patches makes the […]

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Reflections on two sites

We’ve come to the end of our time in Suffolk County and Felicity and I reflect on our project Change, Chance and Circumstance: Field Notes. What started out as a conversation on Aldeburgh Beach last summer and an exchange of […]

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Round the Light

Felicity and I look at the footage we have of Montauk Point Lighthouse in relation to the one-minute film we made from our visit to Orfordness Lighthouse To the High Light in June. The images we took at Orfordness Lighthouse were […]

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Murky Waters

The majority of my work has references to childhood and this relates to my interest in psychoanalytic thinking. I have personally undergone 8 years of intensive psychoanalysis, where I met my psychoanalyst 5 days per week. This often frightens people […]

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Concrete Nature

On our last trip out to Montauk Point, we visit Camp Hero which lies next to the Lighthouse. Again, the parallels with Orford Ness are striking. Camp Hero, like the Ness, was a strategic military defence station looking east from […]

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Two sets of eyes

Felicity and I have decided to make another short film to accompany the one we made at Orfordness Lighthouse in June. So we spend the time we have at Montauk Point Lighthouse capturing moving image material in and around the […]

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Back to the Light

I feel a bit like a moth to a flame. The rotating light at Montauk Point Lighthouse is mesmerising. I could watch it for hours. Felicity and I return to it with cameras charged and ready. The current light is […]

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