Index

Index

I liked the idea of of putting up this site before it was finished - in fact I wanted it to be that way. I'm interested in the tenuous threads holding everything up. The only way to understand this a little better is to throw everything out that I can on a regular basis and is a necessary function of my art praxis. Where are we heading?

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Applied Arts

Applied Arts

The applied arts is where I feel much more at home. We are surrounded by devices and objects, signs and myths in the world. They shape how we perceive ourselves and are probably the place where most change needs to come about now. The days are approaching where real cultural impoverishment will be the norm and radical rethinking will be required.

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Moving Image

Moving Image

Moving images are one of my first experiences of the world of the abstract as an externalised expression. Growing up as part of the first fully-fledged TV generation in the UK of the swinging 60's, the presence of the storytelling machine in the corner probably had something to do with me eventually studying film, video and performance in a fine art department at art college.

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Photography

Photography

As a youngster I had a small camera but an impatient father so I never got very far. Over the years I have picked up a stills camera every now and again to have another go. Mainly I like looking at photographs and, like books, I keep coming, and going, back...and forth - how do photographs get to be so densely packed with interpretative variation and significances?

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Fine Arts

Fine Arts

A respectful nod to the fine arts but, to be perfectly honest, I don't see much future for the kind of art we have recently been obliged to deliver to feed the market's, and curator's, rather flimsy desires, consequently indulged in to excess. Guilty pleasures and bad habits woven...absence as an indictment.

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Music & Sound

Music & Sound

Growing up on the outskirts of Liverpool in the sixties, parents going to gigs at The Cavern in Mathew Street and Saturday night parties with twisting beehives in mini skirts, observed by my sister and me through the lens of our childhood and the stair bannisters, it's not difficult to see why sound and music have been a mainstay.
She loves you. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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Kultur Scribbilus

Kultur Scribbilus

My intellectual development was also nutured through my attachment to German culture of all kinds - it's the place where my interest in literary and intellectual theory began to flourish. The best place to fix yourself is where others are doing it, alongside them...my spoken German ain't bad either. Tag Freunde! Danke!

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Ephemera

Ephemera

Everything is ephemra - only our attachment to it is all fucked up! It's also secondary nature to me - lists and the process of listing, collections of flimsy diaspora, probability variables - it's the junk shop of the web site. In our everyday lives we will need to shift our conception of ephemera from the material to the immaterial.

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Bricoprose

Bricoprose

I'll be subjecting any audience to some (probably) pretty godamn awful prose too! I'm not a writer but have loved literterature since a small boy. I have an idea about a detective story in a city destroyed by an unknown catastrophe called Bricollage. Lets see if I can get a bit Chandleresque. Perhaps a good place to pick up some ideas for copy...

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Science

Science

I've only become deeply interested in physics in the last ten years or so. I'd always been interested in the natural sciences but had the misfortune to have mathematics beaten out of me by one particular teacher - so I was very pleased to find a new generation of scientists helping me along. It's wonder and amazement here - not theory.

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Technology

Technology

Being a British kid and of a certain generation, growing up with Harold Wilson's white hot technology revolution, I've got quite a big technology geek streak. My conception of technology has expanded somewhat now and this area will cover quite a lot of ground no doubt. But it won't be phone reviews and white goods fetishism I'll be looking at here...

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Toolkit

Toolkit

Yes! I like toolkits! Digital ones, woodworking ones, those made out of metals and those of paper, type and ink. I'll be putting together a list of useful tools for all sorts of tasks and purposes. Too many of us nowadays won't even fix a broken chair - that can't be right. It is probably just another excuse for me to make another list though. Keep on building - it's natural!

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