Documentation - a-n The Artists Information Company
Thursday and Friday afternoon were spent (re)photographing old artworks that I had either documented poorly or not at all. The photographs are definitely better than those that they replace though I am sure that could still be better. I […]
“How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
Is an immense world of delight, clos’d by your senses five?”
I am producing an installation which involves a mirror. I am not particularly proficient in photographing my work. Usually I produce paintings so it is not so much of a problem. Does anyone know any free resources on photographing artworks?
Function/Error is a performative experiment on the impossibility of completing a task due to the health and safety regulations on ladder usage. The impractical safety rules forced a humorous response that involves the performance of a useless action.
The subject line of the e-mail reads “Information only: Grant closure Project Name: Once in a Universe”; so that’s it then. All done. Except it feels far from all done. The year long project ended with a two week residency […]
The new app is produced by the Art360 Foundation with support from DACS and is available to download for free from iTunes and Google Play.
i’ve visited the silk mill site this week – at the invitation of the museum trust’s site manager. we spent an hour walking round. here are a few of my highlights from the visit. a leftover question […]
Theoretical paper arguing for documentary approaches to the study of art.
Many thanks to Manifest for this podcast recorded during the final week of my Echo installation for Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and capturing a little of the artist talk.
I have recently come across an app called Artworkarchive that looks great for organising everything artists need. It is something I have wrestled with for a long time with files all over the place with no fail safe method. Before […]
I am interested in the way in which Gerhard Richter created a vast number of ‘overpainted’ photographs. These are categorised into groups such as ‘self portraits’ and ‘family’. Each colour photograph has been overpainted with oil paint, and simply titled […]
After researching Michael Landy’s Breakdown, primarily for my dissertation, I have become interested in unpicking everyday objects. I found the processes Landy used to order, catalogue, destroy and document all of his possessions intriguing. I especially was interested in how he kept […]
Explores the history of performance art at Tate from the 1960s to 2016.
After a recent visit to Berlin, I had the opportunity to see works by Joseph Beuys Das Kapital Raum 1970 – 1977 at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart including his film and performance works as video documentation and […]
A couple of weeks after I constructed the oak structure and rowed forth with it in tow onto the lake I am deep in other work and slightly panicking that I am not making the most of the artwork I […]
Date:March 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Location:South East England
It is wonderfully clear and (very) cold evening. After two evenings of snowfall, which I spent reading the (Swedish) instruction manual for my seldom-used digital SLR camera, I thought that it would be an ideal time to go take some […]
I am now considering new elements and development of the project. For details about one of my new projects: The walks will also continue to develop around Walking with The Waste Land and will include guest walkers to take a […]
The Twisting Paths of Recall http://elspethpenfold.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-twisting-paths-of-recall-memories.html
An explanation about Quipus and how they fit in with Walking
Val came up to the studio yesterday and we spent some time reacquainting ourselves with the project after the summer break. I have used the last couple of months to work up ideas based on visuals from the case study […]
This was a fun and experimental series of photographs using a range of found objects that lay around in our daily surroundings but are taken for granted. Eva Hesse’s practice has become a focal point of my research and her […]
Capturing some of the conversations, ideas and people I encounter whilst using the A-N Re:View bursary I was awarded in 2014.
I’m not very good at documenting my work. I realised this when I decided to set up a facebook ‘artist’ page, to use as a tool to separate images of my work from personal posts . Where is my work??? […]