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Scribblings

Last time I wrote I was going back and forth deciding how I should approach the 2 large blank canvases that were resting against the wall in my studio. I finally decided I was going to approach one by using […]

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unexpected connections…

[Jessie Davies, untitled, (2017)]   The next underlined project workshop will explore a sense of ‘place’. I’ve recently been investigating collage and mixed media in my own practice, and I’m busy preparing collage materials and resources for the forthcoming underlined workshop. Why? Because there […]

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Come a little closer

Its chucking it down out there and I’ve spent a good proportion of the day in my studio. I am still working on my ‘Abstract City’ series, be it a little slow. One of the things I consistently find difficult […]

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Drawing upon my world

I’m currently working on a drawing piece. It’s drawing in the wider sense in that it uses photographic images from the environment around us. These images are a mixture of man and nature creating marks, lines and movement in different […]

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Instant collages, Instagrammed

In the two short films I’ve made recently (In search of the unreal n.01 and n.02) the sections that interest me the most are the views seen through another train. They offer multiple perspectives simultaneously – the train I’m travelling […]

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Ten collages in two days

Mid-way through my MA I made a whole series of collages by combining two photographs of women, one contemporary and one taken up to 80 years ago. I haven’t made any since – the films of edgelands have taken over […]

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The untapped potential of the glitch

The last film I made caused me some frustration. The image kept pixelating, partially I think because I was filming from a moving base (the train) and because the editing software struggled with the data thrown at it. Due to […]

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Evoking the uncanny

I make films that manipulate natural vision – they distort what the eye would see in some way. Evidently this desire to alter the view is common to expanded cinema and connects it to non-figurative painting. Focus, perspectives, colours, footage […]

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In search of the unreal

In search of the unreal n.02, Digital film, 6 minutes 20 seconds long It’s strange; although I made this film it feels somewhat mysterious and unfathomable. It grabs my full attention each time I see it. Just for a short […]

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In search of the unreal n.02

Well, a wonderful opportunity landed in my lap – an invite to produce a film for the Whitstable Biennale Fringe! The downside: make a new film connected to Whitstable in a few weeks when the last one took me about […]

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Unreality n.01

It’s been ages since my last post but, in my defence, the time has been well spent. The collage I’ve talked about in the last few posts is deceptively simple but was tricky to resolve. In the end, what worked […]

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Play; persist; make…

Making new work is never easy. Fight the desire to abandon it as a failure. Instead, empty my mind of fixed expectations and play freely with form and materials. Hold my nerve. Persist until something happens. Pin the results on […]

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Collage making

Still shots from ‘In search of the unreal n.01’ Fold, bend, cut Draw a line Overlay, conceal, reveal, interrupt, disrupt The shifting, uncertain image This is the litany to run through my mind whilst I make the series of new […]

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Scavenger

Time can be a funny thing. When you are not looking, it just slips by as if nothing, yet it can be such an important factor in the creating and making of things. I have been working on quite a […]

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Patterns and infinite circles

My 2 latest paintings have been exploring similar themes but in very different ways. ‘Discretion’ plays with the patterns I found in scrunched up newspaper which I juxtaposed with the close up detail of a lace fan. It is complicated […]

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Vanitas series: version one

This is the initial piece in what hopefully is destined to be a new series of work rather than simply an idea that peters out and dies. I’m aware I’m possibly working on too many things at the same time. […]

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Place

An investigation into edgelands, non-places and spaces traversed on the way to somewhere else. How can film be used to create collages about such places and how can the limitations of the camera influence what is captured?

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