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It struck me last week that, whatever way I look at it, I will derive pleasure from hurting others. On the one hand, as I have already acknowledged, my art practice – which I rely on for good mental health […]
Invites sent out for Leila Houston’s Collaborative Sculpture as part of ACE funded project ‘Vulnerability in Austerity’ in Leicester
CULTURAL QUARTER, LEICESTER, LE1 1RE
Sunday 18th of September 2016 Landed in Shanghai Pudong Airport and after a long commute to the centre, I went to the hotel and dropped the suitcases and the artwork. I won’t be installing the piece at the museum until […]
Friday 16th of September 2016 Time to fly! Today I am leaving on a direct flight to Shanghai, from London Heathrow. I am taking some tools with me, for the install of the artwork. The passport and the […]
Tuesday 13th of September 2016 The artwork is ready, the structure, the electronics as well as the screenprinted panels are ready too and have been carefully packaged and they are finally ready to go; I am sending them off today […]
Monday 5th — Monday 12th of September 2016 The artwork is ready, I have spent this last week completing the recording of three Chinese singers who very kindly accepted to collaborate on this project. The recording sessions took place […]
Friday 2nd of September 2016 The structural part of the sculpture is a folded and simplified representation of the last few financial years of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; it will be made out of extruded elements of aluminium, the […]
Thursday 25th—27th of August 2016 I spent the last two days at the screenprinting studio with Faye McNulty. All test prints from the previous session have been tested at my studio, in order to assess the coefficient of conductivity; this […]
From:December 08, 2016
To:January 28, 2017
Thursday 18th of August 2016 Today, together with the amazing FayeMcNulty at the PrintAll studios, we tested some of the dies she prepared for the printing of the panels. As the fabric tends to stretch, and the conductive paint is […]
Thursday 11th of August 2016 The electronics that govern the interaction of the installation, will be kept safe and clean, inside custom boxes that I have put together during the last couple of days. I am building the encasing so […]
Tuesday 9th of August 2016 The super talented artist Wuon-Gean Ho has invited me to be featured in an article she will write for Printmaking Today. We initially met a year ago, when I was artist in residence at the […]
Thursday 4th of August 2016 Third journey to the Chinese Visa office today. Every day got me a little bit closer to receiving the document. Some signatures [missing], some addresses [missing], some apparently non-required signatures and copy of passports etc. I am […]
Thursday 28th of July 2016 The panels of the installation will be screenprinted with conductive paint. Once dry, the print will act as an electrical circuit and more specifically, as a sensor. I am planning to connect the sensors to […]
Monday 20th of July 2016 Over the past week I have been working on developing the structural component of the artwork. When I decided I would use extruded aluminium profiles, I chose to do so both for conceptual as well […]
Thursday 14th of July 2016 I am starting to receive some interest from Chinese singers based in London. If all goes well I should be able to meet with some of them over a quick coffee in order to explain […]
Wednesday 6th of July 2016 The artwork will come to life through the voices of a choir of Chinese classical singers. It is probably the most important component of the piece. From a conceptual point of view, the vices of […]
Friday 1st of July 2016 The piece I will be presenting at MoCA will be a sculptural interactive installation, which will react to the presence of the audience in the Pavilion and, when touched by people, it will conduct a […]
Documenting the making of ‘Fortune Tellers’, a data driven interactive sound sculpture created for the MoCA Shanghai Pavilion – Courtesy of the AN Travel Bursary for extraordinary and inspirational research
Although now out of date, this report is an interesting analysis by a Clore Fellow of financial data collected by ACE.
Second of two documents detailing a case study of how 11 organisations worked together for mutual financial benefit.
First of two papers providing case studies of how organisations can pool resources for mutual benefit.