May 30, 2018

‘I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound and vision’ sang David Bowie ever the pioneer in 1977. He exactly expressed the impulse behind The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image by the Hayward Gallery. The show consists of 10 immersive installations in which the interplay of moving image and music is crucial. The works remix, compose or commission soundtracks th...

April 22, 2017

A Discussion of the Dynamics behind the Rise of the Curator and Fall of Critic in Today’s Artworld

The artworld has changed a great deal in the last century; I intend to explore how the relationship and nature of the critic and curator have changed within the story of the artworld. Today’s fall of the critic paralleled by the rise of the curator is not incidental; many of the crit...

January 8, 2017

Today we spend more time looking at screens than sleeping. Our vision has become fast paced and digital, our attention caught by a hundred flashing screens a day. The question the Fitzwilliam is asking is where this leaves static art? The focus here is on manuscripts, the previous generation who spent their whole lives writing by hand, thumbing through pages and looking at books...

January 6, 2017

Yves Klein at the Tate Liverpool, UK

‘Let’s forget ART altogether!’ said Yves Klein, his retrospective at the Tate Liverpool is unmissable proof that he lied. Filling a zone between dazzling, dangerous and daft, Klein was as unforgettable as he was bewildering - torching paintings, scattering gold in the Seine, or the small gure in a photograph diving from a second oor window to...

December 23, 2016

Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of The Skin, 1996

Juhani Pallasmaa’s text The Eyes of The Skin is part argument against ocularcentrism in western culture, part manual for haptic sense in art and architecture. Pallasmaa approaches the impact of technological developments to design the 21st century not through form, or function, but the ‘unanalysable architecture of the senses’.[1] The t...

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