What’s next, you ask?

So, now i’m out of the funk of degree show – I can now return to being a (semi) normal functioning member of society.  Having done a bunch of different shows – professional/solo/group/white cube/alternative space, I can now tell y’all that Degree Show is NOTHING like putting a ‘real’ show on. Well, there are obviously similarities,Continue reading “What’s next, you ask?”

Institutional critique in 2010, is it an alternative version?

Institutional critique in 2010, is it an alternative version? In 1974, Hans Haacke mounted an index of the museum’s corporate sponsors and board of trustees along the Guggenheim’s walls. The work, simply titled, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Board of Trustees, bared the political and economic affiliations behind the exhibition’s proverbial curtain. For Haacke, the work’sContinue reading “Institutional critique in 2010, is it an alternative version?”

i work very hard

i did this reflections piece for #class and in it, i said that I was bitter. i was given advise of that i need to stop being bitter by my previous professor, michael corris, saying that i need to forget what was – and concentrate on what will be. and what is right now. iContinue reading “i work very hard”

it’s been a while

hey all. so whilst i’ve been gone, a lot of y’all have been pumping my visitor numbers!  Wow. talk about getting some crazy internet traffic!!!  thank y’all!  I mean, i’ll be honest — i think it’s just people who want to know who “sarah smizz” is from the #CLASS exhibition (http://hashtagclass.blogspot.com) – they wanna knowContinue reading “it’s been a while”

smizz in nyc – again, again, again

i’ve been tryna post this post for a while – since i got here – which is a week today! I’ll be heading home in 2 days, but i just had to share with y’all my amazing NYC experience!! The class exhibition info i’ll blog when I get home in the UK but for now:Continue reading “smizz in nyc – again, again, again”

postcards wanna be’s: DID ART LIE TO YOU?

Just something fun to keep me entertained whilst I’m ill. My practice isn’t anything like this but I imagine that these are the beginnings of a really fun screen print series. Or postcards. There are more and some of these need re-designing .  but i’m feeling like i can get into this regular blogging again.Continue reading “postcards wanna be’s: DID ART LIE TO YOU?”

I couldn’t resist this photo of a man blown off his feet by high winds on the British coast. [Image: Photo by Steve Poole/Rex Features, via the Guardian]. How could we take better spatial advantage of meteorological situations like this, I wonder, whether that means designing parachute-like clothing lines for weekend air-surfing or perhaps manufacturing perfectlyContinue reading

boarding pass/fail

I’m heading to NYC in a few days (15 days to be exact). I complain about a lot of things when I’m traveling: the food, babies, people that insist on stuffing overhead luggage when it will NOT fit, etc. The one thing I have never considered is the boarding pass. Tyler Thompson has written an excellent articleContinue reading “boarding pass/fail”