Sonia’s comment The challenge for the residency was to see how and if, as a group, we could pay attention to the ‘shifts’ that arise when working with other people and use this as the material for making art, … Continue reading
Category Archives: Modification
Collaboration Can you describe the ‘social’ in arts practice and how this concept informed the Future is Social experience? The interconnectedness of art with the world is important to me. In my formative art training I was taught by feminist … Continue reading
I returned to Flat-Time House. The flowers in the toilet were still there, drooping a little, but still welcoming. My first attempt at fixing the mirror was a failure, the brass nails both bent on impact with the brick or … Continue reading
Drawing for me is ‘the act of telling a story or making a drawing with a simple tool or material that fits in the palm of my hand’. During this residency we have been engaged in the act of making … Continue reading
Breaking the stone during Group Dynamics: Day 6 I banged my stones together, as I had been taught to do in my training from Shines and Grey Wolf (half Cherokee Native American), amazed by the smell of fire, then … Continue reading
Hi Trish, I wanted to contact you because I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about your film Body Words. I realised when I watch it I feel like my body has ceased to exist. I don’t … Continue reading
In the run up to the open evening at Flat-Time house, as part of the South London galleries link, a decision was made by our group to run a team clean of the toilet. The event was to run every … Continue reading
Original Drawing: Modified drawing: My drawing was a portrait-study of my friend that I had made as part of a project with her about her heritage as the niece of a desaparecido (Argentina, 1978). I brought it in to … Continue reading
Took time to decide which drawing to bring to be modified. Whether to make one for the purpose or to take an existing drawing? If an existing drawing – which one was I prepared to risk giving to the group? … Continue reading
Sonia Boyce made a comment that it was necessary to have some temporary loss of identity in order to produce collaboratively, qualifying this by saying that it was a productive loss of identity. A moment came, at about four o’clock on the second day, when … Continue reading
I was surprised at my strong reaction to the changes made to my drawing. I thought that I had drawn something which people would want to drastically alter, that it welcomed and invited this. I wouldn’t have been surprised or … Continue reading
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From an original charcoal drawing by Pablo Picasso from 1927 Jane Harris Monoprint, 2010 FIS participants, 2011 …….so whose drawing is it anyway? I like it – apart from the heart which is irritating me – who did that? … Continue reading
These sketches were made in the late John Latham’s Flat Time House garden by Tracey Payne and Scott Schwager, Deborah True and Rosalie Woods, and Johanna Berger and Rivka Frances Hetherington. They respond to a brief by Sonia Boyce to … Continue reading
The original drawing in my studio The drawing in Flat Time House before and after modification
Day 2 of our residency and we were asked to bring a drawing to be modified by someone else. Only today (day 3) did I wonder what the definition of “modify” is. I assumed it simply means “to change”. Having … Continue reading
Tuesday 22nd March. View from the afternoon discussion of the morning’s activity.
Collaborative Drawings on Day 2 of Flat Time House: Sonya Drawing with Others, Drawings Solo Author, Janine Drawing (Left) and Sabine Drawing (Right) with Others, Rachael in front of Drawing with Scott and Others, Janine Drawing with Others.
We were asked to bring in a drawing for the group to modify Extending an invitation to participate is vital to my event-based practice. I take some pride in knowing how to do this. If people don’t respond to my … Continue reading