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challenges

the year ahead will have many challenges – known and unknown and this morning standing in the garden just after 9am i felt at one with the knowledge of the main challenges i’ll face this year. already solved – the […]

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twelve in twenty

keeping an annual blog has become a thing for me now. this year i’m interested in what the twelve in twenty might be.

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rock and roll star

all around me is tranquilty and piece, the dog snoozing, the lights on the chrsitmas tree gracefully pulse and in my ears liam gallagher sings his hear out being a rock and roll star. watching the documentary Liam Gallagher: As It […]

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what can i tell you

once upon a time there was a boy, he lived in a house with a dog and a cat. one day the dog came home and announced she was running away to the circus. the cat at this news was […]

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preparing for the apex

last week was full of cold – me – i was full of cold.  wednesday the worst day, still getting better now. feeling so more excited and charged than this time last week.  on friday i’m going to harlem artspace […]

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test 1, 2

over the course of my a-n blogging residency – (playing with words here) i’ve repeatedly returned to the internal notion i struggle to shake off = that i’m a fake artist. it’s not now this clear cut, i do have […]

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white washing the canvas

the metaphoric white wash has been applied to the metaphoric canvas – the time has been reached where the research i’ve done is trimmed and backed up to create a space in which the work can continue. all of the […]

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still the work continues

the weather got the better of us yesterday – the latest co pro meeting cancelled as the weather closed in on derby and derbyshire.  a week ago the derwent was so high the ground floor of the mill became victim […]

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Distractionism

This is a blog post about my emerging way of Art or process.

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connecting to the collections

the collections are central to the museum of making.  they act as an inspiration for making today and for makers of the future.  with the building being refurbished all the objects are being stored offsite.  today i’ve visited one of […]

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first day on site

arriving home tonight i can still feel the excitement at being on site at the museum of making for the first time.  that is – the first time at the museum during the refurbishment work. after receiving my site induction […]

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managing and melbourne

after a weeks break at the end of august i’m slowly adjusting to september and beginning to get my head around what work load i need to manage. before i move onto melbourne i want to spend a little time […]

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visiting the site

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 […]

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playing and making : moves towards meaning.

hello again.  this week has been considering the non linear format ahead of what i hope will be another commission to film and produce a non linear project for the ever developing museum of making project. earlier this year when […]

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non linear submission

i’ve known for a while that at some point another tranche of the non linear project at derby silk mill will begin.  initial discussions are suggesting a realistic budget with good access to the building.  the when is dynamic. last […]

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meeting and moving

spring is in the air, the clocks have gone forward and there’s been some movement within the non linear project.  i’ve done some more filming and been able to present the work so far to the arts and heritage group […]

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getting there

i’m getting there – finishing this tranche.  thinking about submitting to doc fest has been a good thing, it’s pushed me into creating a linear trailer for the project.  i’ve spent time this afternoon editting and tweaking and i’ve ended […]

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answering the questions – four

so the last question and possibly the “biggee”.  answered over several attempts this answer evolves very much in the manner in which this commission has. so sitting comfortable with minh-ha’s essay as company ….. question 4 ….   4) What […]

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answering the questions – three

before answering the question today i want to make reference to a tweet from yesterday. https://twitter.com/derbysilkmill/status/956468477480480768 (i’m disappointed at not being able to embed this tweet by the way.)   the tweet has a periscope video of sally and daniel […]

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answering the questions – two

my strategy for answering the four questions set by sue ball of maap is to answer one a day for four days.  today is day two and my motivation to complete the answer is the bluesky and sunshine i see […]

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reflecting

since the weekend i’ve been reflecting about the film.  it’s reached the stage of being online and viewed by invitation.  this is part of the research into reactions to a non linear film. for this project i drew upon my experience […]

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happy to update

i am very happy to write this update about the film project.   for those of you new to the blog, let me give you some background. i have a commission from derby silk mill museum to make a non […]

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