Friday, 29 April 2016

Celts: Art and Identity

Celts: Art and Identity – The British Museum
As an exhibition this was a major influence of my Deadend works in how it openly struggled to present an ostensibly unknowable culture within the structuralist framework of received knowledge. It highlighted the problem of analysing (a) culture through the fixed parameters of current evidence based frameworks. There could be no clearer illustration of the distortion or impasse created by subject object separation. Each age projects an idea of itself onto the past – this is particularly apparent within the industrial Victorian romanticisation of the Celt. This apparent presentation of subjectivity as truth is what Cultural Materialism and Nonrepresentational theory redress.

Gundestrup Cauldron C150-50 BC

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Noises from the empty kitchen

Clunk stir clunk
Whir whir click
Swish swish thunk
Gurgle click whir clack
Spray sheeesh click clock
Stir twirl twirl sheeesh
Clunk stir clunk
Spray sheeesh buzzzzzzz
Clackety hummmmm
Stirry click tick tac gurgle
Tinkle tinkle drop drip
Gurgle gargle drip spurt
Clunk click hum mmm
Spray weeeesh prrrr stir
Stir stir
Beep beep
Beep beep
Weeeeerrrr
Weeeeerrrr
Peeeeesh
Clunk stir clunk
Whir whir click
Swish swish thunk
Gurgle click whir clack
Spray sheeesh click clock
Stir twirl twirl sheeesh
Clunk stir clunk
Spray sheeesh buzzzzzzz
Clackety hummmmm
Stirry click tick tac gurgle
Tinkle tinkle drop drip
Gurgle gargle drip spurt
Clunk click hum mmm
Spray weeeesh prrrr stir
Stir stir
Beep beep
Beep beep