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on site

been on site today, really enjoyed myself – been a week since i was last on site – loads of new things to look at. from a bus ride over the derwent i could see how the italian mill’s front […]

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processing time + filming

since the recent arts and heritage meeting i have been processing what we learnt.  its been tricky doing this as alongside this commission i have other projects and commitments that need to be kept live and up to date. in […]

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power of the word

lately there has been something that i have experienced that has left me unhappy, demotivated and disappointed. finding a way through this unhappy phase came in an unexpected way this morning – poetry. composing it out loud in the kitchen […]

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embodied experience

once a month i circle up with other men.  the circle is a supportive place to speak, share and listen.  what happens in the circle is kept in the circle, however i can speak of my experience. i experienced language […]

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marathon respect

the kettle is on in the kitchen while i day dream out the living room window.  the lads from next door are leaning against their fence, billows of smoke surround them from their vaping.  i leave the writing for a […]

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remote week off (2)

after my clearing post yesterday we headed out into the bright warm day and south to alnwick.  now famous for the home of hogwarts, our destination was another famous place – barter books.     having written up how i […]

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remote week off

Despite being on holiday I find myself needing to come to this place and reflect upon my attempts to play this week.  We’re in northumberland staying in a remote location where the wifi is intermittent.  I’ve brought the 360 camera […]

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life on site

in the life of this commission there are going to be some days where a special one off event takes place.  this week saw the first of these – a crane on site to lift steelwork into the second floor.   […]

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An Introduction

What has led to your taking on the identity of a socially-engaged interdisciplinary visual artist? It’s quite a loaded identity to have, isn’t it? I’ll do my best to break that down a bit! I’m your typical idealist; a dreamy […]

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i pause again.

end of march, i’ve eaten and it’s still light, time to write a post i thought as i walked into the kitchen with my dinner plate. with the lighter nights comes a happier andrew.  for the rememberable past i have […]

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puwer, rapper and being daunted

there’s a lovely feeling about getting to the point on a friday afternoon when i realise i have the head space and photos to put together a post about my week. after the weekend of discomfort – my week has […]

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clearing

in my inexperience with social media i’ve arrived at an etiquette stanch to do with following up posts in which i have expressed something in such a way that might make the reader uncomfortable.  i think i’m talking about restoring […]

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way out is through

in this post i aim to reflect as well as off load.  i need to off load the feelings generated while working within a project.  the details of this project are irrelevent as it’s not about the project – it’s […]

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i’m awash with excitement – a top feeling – energising – almost bursting. how can this be followed i think?  like a surfer standing up i am in that moment and i feel invincible.   it’s friday 10:15am.   i pause […]

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letter to rob (2.3.19)

letter to rob 2.3.19   dear rob   i’ve thought of you this evening after watching a couple of programmes about electronic music being made through the 1970s and 80’s.   now i’m sitting writing to you i’m not too […]

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positioning(2)

following on from yesterday i’ve been working a little more on the website and there seems to be something emerging.  i have done a lot with lines. i cover this in the play section of the site.       […]

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positioning

bonkers weather for the time of year – needed to document that for when i go back over this later in the year.   recently i’ve given my website a make over and i pleased with where it’s ended up.  […]

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working with it

reflecting this morning about the final session of a royal academy / artists rooms funded project at derby museums has placed me in a reflective space about the post i made last night. firstly i reflect that when tired i […]

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beyond disturbance

on my mind of late has been my practice –  i’m close to beginning the commission from the museum of making at derby silk mill. it is refreshing to be moving towards doing more within my practice. my practice is […]

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i’m reviewing the situation

as a boy the film oliver had a huge impact upon me – especially fagin played by ron moody.  i would spend hours doing the actions with my hands – i was told this when i was older.  as we […]

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all in it together.

there’s a hub bub of activity in the kitchen as pizza friday is in full swing – i’m waiting for the crowd to ebb before venturing in. i feel in a very reflective mood tonight as earlier we all were […]

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formal qualities

something from earlier i forgot to include, formal qualities.  i think i missed the lecture or the memo that told me or taught me about the formal qualities. i think i need some help understanding the formal qualities.  maybe just […]

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connecting the gaps

i begin writing while dinner preparation is happening in the kitchen.  i’ve been treated to an eclectic selection all with the low drone of the cooker hob extraction fan.  as i write i hear the inspirational voice of freddie mercury […]

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looking after the basics

i have to admit to you i’m really uncomfortable about something i wrote about myself in my previous post.  i did consider sitting with it all day and writing later. this was going to be too long before trying to […]

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