We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters

NOTE: This will probably change. this version is NOT going to be published in printed format; but a variation of this article will (alas a BETTER version of it). But you know, please feel free to comment; and yeah. We are all surplus:  why the dark matter of the artworld matters. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in theContinue reading “We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters”

Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 continued! part 2!

It’s taken me some time to just write this post. I’ve been thinking about it too often, to the point it made me not trust my own judgement ha! I saw the magnificent King’s Speech and even though I know that it was released in the USA in 2010, as a UK-ien I can’t putContinue reading “Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 continued! part 2!”

The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian

70,000 people oppose UKFC closure, did it work? NOVEMBER 14.10 UKFC Why do we rally en masse? More often than not, it’s purely to protect a worthy cause. In the case of the UK Film Council being axed, that’s exactly what it seemed like we were doing. In July of 2010 our Culture Secretary JeremyContinue reading “The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian”

doc film industry collaboration

So, it’s just under a week since Doc/Fest finished.  The experience was priceless on so many different levels. It was great seeing how the documentary film industry works incomparison to the art-world. In the art-world people flock to art-fairs and openings and auctions and so forth.  There’s this kind of eliteness that you sense inContinue reading “doc film industry collaboration”

Figuring out a time-table to make work

It’s been hard working out time to sit down and actually MAKE ART WORK. But it’s not like i’ve not been making art! I’m getting contributors together to create a publication about the Art school in the art school in Syracuse, NY.  I’m trying to get teaching experience. I now work at Waterstones and thenContinue reading “Figuring out a time-table to make work”

The state of the UK and its higher education

From many previous blogs, you will know that the recent government change (of which most i haven’t been in the country for) definitely makes me really angry.  Expect  a bunch of ranty blog posts like this one. Expect artwork to be made in response to a government we didn’t elected!  For those of you who care, this postContinue reading “The state of the UK and its higher education”

the open road is wide open, but for what?

the open road 2 1/2 months have gone by since i last wrote on this blog. life is unexpected and ferocious. i have met many new wonderful people. i love being on the road. i take trains to places i have never been. cheap buses to places where i have been before. i see theContinue reading “the open road is wide open, but for what?”

My to do list 2mozzle

It’s that time of year where my somewhat slacking off has started to make a come back. a nasty come back. like a spice girls come back. SO. tomoz is the working classes bank holiday. and as a working class kid i shall be honoring that by getting up around 10ish (cna’t be too hardContinue reading “My to do list 2mozzle”

Sleep’s for the faint-hearted

so i threw up a new website first page for OBJEKT publication that a group of us started in january. we’re slowly getting there! it will be worth it, promise. http://objekt.tk/