Friday, 30 September 2011

sincerity integrity

integrity add

i feel this needs more work, but for now ill post it.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

my leader is my hiro

da da dont beleive the hype.

windows media 30/09/11
That shit cray
sho schwag
you feel me?.

Im working on a peice about language and its ultimate intention to allow us to share emotional connection, there is a lot of intresting things that happens in the brain and our own memorys  when we share ideas or explain events.
Im using information from the internet, they way people share ideas, is very intresting. The language used.
More research is required
till i can make allow a direction 

Sunday, 25 September 2011

What a beautifull little orgasm.

This piece will be printed out as a t shirt , should i have the nerve to wear it. Believe it or not but the depraved serial killer Dennis Rader and Mother Theresa have things in common. They both believed that suffering was somehow integral to life, and they both put the sufferings of others before their own egos. Serial killers and celebritys might have much in common, the shallow affect ( limited range of emotions) and of course the terrifying narcissim. Theresa beleived that suffering on earth brought us closer to God, her clinics were filthy and she re used needles. She thought poverty was holy, and she brought no joy to others in her ministrations.
Rader would have fitted right in.
She also supported brutal dictators who were seen as friends of the catholic church such as  Jean Claude duvalier of Haiti whose brutally repressive regime killed and imprisoned hundreds and brankrupted the economy. The  vast sums of money she got to help the poor she spent on convents to promote her own name and ego. Very little was spent on actually feeding,educating and clothing the poverty stricken.
Thelink is to a video called 'Hells Angel' which tells the true story of Theresa of Calcutta.

I think you all know who btk is, his narcissm and cruelty and desire to be a celebrity i found had links to Theresas corruption.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

I'm thinking to set up a separate blog for things i love.

I don't wish to put things on this site because its a forum for my work and ideas. And im not diverting traffic to someone else's work for free.
The danger being i could get distracted posting things on that site and forget to post new work.
This was why i edited down my tumblr
I used to re post art or ideas i became intrested in, often finding myself in the role of ad hoc proffessor to an audience of myself.
And inevitably i stopped posting my own work in favour of others .

Is he Bullworthy?.

That red warren was always a dead end
its a false fiver

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Windows paint-13/9/11
I'm really enjoying using this simple digital pallette, it allows me fluidity of ideas, through a simple cut and paste system.

Self improving screensaver

Friday, 9 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The world is full of fertile ovarys.

Discovery magazines  shocking account of the facts behind the Donner party. Im hoping people will take the effort to read the article because im not writing a praecis.

Meme peice: introducing the meme.- in progress

 1 : an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media)

2 : a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means; a parasitic code, a virus of the mind especially contagious to children and the impressionable

3 : the fundamental unit of information, analogous to the gene in emerging evolutionary theory of culture
- meme pool (n.) : all memes of a culture or individual
- memetic (adj.) : relating to memes
- memetics (n.) : the study of memes

4 : in blogspeak, an idea that is spread from blog to blog

5 : an internet information generator, especially of random or contentless information

(Etymology : meme : derived from the Greek mimëma, 'something imitated', by Richard Dawkins in 1976)

I will try to generate my own meme and make it sucsessfull.
The meme willl  be about Stalin's rapist in cheig Lavrentiy Beria, who was known for driving round in a limosuine and grabbing any woman he liked and brutally assaulting her.

The meme will include his picture

Though i may change the initial image, i want to see if i can start a meme based on a notorious criminal , to see if anyone researches the meme, adds to it. or complains about it.
ill add more information and explanation as the idea develops.

Monday, 5 September 2011

These colours dont run, son.

Dont suppose anyone will get the refrence in the title. I used to add details behind my work but having taken a leaf from Kubrikcs book i wont ' offer a roadmap to my work'. This is in keeping with the theme of my pracitce which is challenging thought around accepted truths. Since its the internet where everyone offers an opinion, i must therefore go in the opposite direction.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

tarring the fireman

Rough draft; windows paint 4.09.11

clever tyrants are never punished.

Park kill flats. ( Park Hill flats re-brand)
Park Hill flats is a huge housing project in Sheffield, left to rot until recently and blighted by crime and anti social behaviour. Because it was listed as a cultural asset  it could'nt  be  knocked down , so it was sold under a ppp's agreement and money was pumped in to it both from the tax payer and private business. ( mainly it seems the tax payer foots the bill in ppps.. railways spring to mind).

Now we are told 3/4 (26 out of 72)of the flats will not be available to council tenants, and priority will  not be given to local residents .

So far.. so coalition right?.
So what's the interest from me as an artist?.
I was interested in the appropriation of a supposedly legendary piece of graffiti from a park hill resident who sprayed a bridge connecting the flats ' i love u will u marry me?'.
This authentic realness is some thing integrated in to the flats new design ( the flats have a rustic look) including the phrase which is on cushions in the flats and the famous graffitti  now replicated in neon lights.

Its ironic that private business buys in to social housing, replicates the local history of the tenants while kicking them out in favour of  higher income earners.
It is this irony that i am attempting to explore in this peice of text art.

On  the question of the colour choice for the art, i have been influenced by Kubricks use of subliminal colour metaphors in his work.

Friday, 2 September 2011

coffee jerks.

intresting video in which someone has edited all the stinkingly sexist coffee ads from the 60's  focusing on the husbands critique and the wives shame. Social pressure to subserviance has never been more apparent. And people tell me 'feminism is dead' lol

London riots re-sucked.

Following the London riots there has been much talk of what to do with people who are anti social , and alongside the punitive process sits a judeo christian self analysis.

'Is it some Devil that crawls inside you?'
As artists are central to any public debate i thought it interesting to examine the notion of  government retributive justice and its effects  on  criminality. And whether criminality is really what is being punished here.
The title of the peice comes from an article Burgess wrote in the Observer a few years ago
( id reccomend the floating library as a handy rescource for articles, the internet once again provides and proves how usefull it can be in democratising knowledge)
in which the author re asessed his book in light of the Bulger murder. And the themes of inherited criminality versus environment once again was chewed over, with a glass of milk.
( sorry for the relish, im no Burgess, but i cant help it lol).

There is a lot of pseudo moralising over the origins of the riots ( Lambeth and Hackney having very high poverty rates) versus the Prime Minister Eden quote  ' you never had it so good' .
But we all know, in an era of cuts and a high rise in military spending ( we have always , i repeat always been at war with Eastasia) little will be done to address the social issues which we know cause crime.

I always remember this tory politican saying , on the issue of education and universtiy fees ' i was driven here in a taxi, and, why should this cabbie pay for your education?'.

My first question past the post would have been
'what if the cabbie wishes to improve his or her lot?, and gain a university education. Or their children?.'.
Once a cabbie, always a cabbie and unto death.
it seems.

Its amusing anyway to continue in this vein for a little longer ( ill re edit all this ) on the current investigation wether Shakespeare ( son of a commoner) and benefactor of a basic education was really the pseudonym of a toff.Shakespeare came from a upper working class background, and some people cannot credit it.

Some of our greatest play wright and artists and musicians have come from modest means, but once a pleb always a pleb.

Sometimes the orange infantalises.- ready for re-edit

Your own personal Jesus.