Fruitful Exhibition, and beyond

When Florence Arts put out an open call for work made in response to the prompt “Fruitful,” I recalled a quote I’d heard that described quantum mechanics as the most fruitful science we’ve had in the last hundred or so years. I forget where I heard it, but it came into my head anyway. MyContinue reading “Fruitful Exhibition, and beyond”

Fragile Power

A recent series of collaborations culminated in four works shown at a group exhibition at the Florence Arts Centre running from 6th November to 19th December. Exhibition RE:FORM. An exhibition by Art Crit North Cumbria. Florence Arts Centre: 6th November – 18th December 2021. RE:FORM is a collaborative project which asked artists to make aContinue reading “Fragile Power”

A tiny sketch: “Translation”

This short post describes some idea fragments that feel as if they might be developed from a simple sketch here into something more interesting, related to notions of “translation” in different forms. The work started from a group workshop at university (#weareoca) that asked us to work with “translation” in a couple of ways: firstlyContinue reading “A tiny sketch: “Translation””

Fluid

I’m interested in the behaviour of fluids in relation to complexity theory, particularly the way that emergent behaviours can arise from large systems of simple elements. Think of water, a simple molecule, uninteresting except perhaps for a charge difference between its ends. Then think of huge ocean waves rolling into shore… you’d never imagine thatContinue reading “Fluid”

Perception/Collage

A university assignment related to “collage as drawing” sent me running off to make a generative collage-making machine. While exploring the idea of gollage made using a software-assist, I encountered Ben Bogart’s Dreaming Machine #3, which started me thinking about how our eyes and brain perceive the world. When we look at an object, there’sContinue reading “Perception/Collage”