Blogging at POINT LINE TIME through 2016

Posted on May 13, 2016
Blogging at POINT LINE TIME through 2016

Through 2016 I’m artist writer in residence at Spike Island, where I’m writing a regular studio blog at www.pointlinetime.net.

Laurentian Library (and another thing)

Posted on Mar 18, 2016
Laurentian Library (and another thing)

Last month I posted about Michelangelo’s Laurentian sketch, which I thought looked “opened out, uncomfortable, exposed” and which, I consequently imagined, must have been drawn in company or before an audience, perhaps with “the artist speaking, presenting—mostly speaking, making a case, giving detail, elaborating, making the image wrought“. This occurred to me because often see […]

POINT LINE TIME: interview

Posted on Mar 3, 2016
POINT LINE TIME: interview

In January I was interviewed for the Bristol Magazine about POINT LINE TIME, my 12-month art writing residency at Spike Island. The full text of the interview is now online here; an extract is below. It seems that your artwork spans so many disciplines and stimuli — would you say that you take inspiration from […]

Outline Sketch for the Laurentian Library

Posted on Feb 16, 2016
Outline Sketch for the Laurentian Library

At the Ashmolean Print Room, wearing white gloves, writing in pencil. I have been studying some drawings by Michelangelo, trying to get a sense of his ductus, his style, his hand, in order to better understand the particular drawing I came here to see: the verso of Cat 39, Outline Sketch for the Ceiling of […]

Seminar: Research as Gesture

Posted on Feb 13, 2016
Seminar: Research as Gesture

Below is the position paper I delivered at last week’s Research as Gesture seminar at Central Saint Martins. The event was organized by Adrian Rifkin and John Seth, who invited me and Marquard Smith to join them in discussion. More about the event is here. In my paper I address research which is lead by […]

pen / camera / page / black

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
pen / camera / page / black

You write with a keyhole camera instead of a pen and you get this.

TOMORROW: artist talk at Spike Island

Posted on Jan 18, 2016
TOMORROW: artist talk at Spike Island

I’m nearing the end of my first two-week stay in Bristol, which has marked the beginning of my year-long artist residency at Spike Island. It’s been a madly productive fortnight and I’ve been posting daily (almost daily) notes to a dedicated blog at www.pointlinetime.net. Tomorrow evening I’m giving a talk at Spike Island to introduce […]

Announcing POINT LINE TIME

Posted on Jan 3, 2016
Announcing POINT LINE TIME

I am so very excited to announce that I’ll be artist in residence at Spike Island through 2016, working with drawing and the space around the page: “The residency project aims to examine the spatial and temporal attributes of the drawing process — the space and the time around the page — in terms of […]

TOMORROW: Transmission, where art happens

Posted on Dec 7, 2015
TOMORROW: Transmission, where art happens

Transmission is an annual series of lectures and symposia, now in its fourteenth year, and is a collaboration between Fine Art, the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, and Site Gallery. This year’s lecture series takes up the places of art, its various locations and possibilities for location, which may be more […]

TODAY: Drawing and the Digital Ground

Posted on Nov 23, 2015
TODAY: Drawing and the Digital Ground

show: is a series of lunchtime talks convened by Oxford University IT services to celebrate the intersection between art and technology in digital media, providing a platform for university members and others to share the contributions they are making in this fast-changing arena. My talk begins at the renewed critical scrutiny that practices of drawing […]

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