Friday, 30 December 2011

For matters pertaining to parasites, pests and virus.

I quite like this idea and intend to return to it with a painting.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Och an Orange that razors my dream.-Rough edit. (no sound track).

This is a rough edit of my developing interest in video editing as a means of communicating my ideas and themes. As yet i have to learn how to add a soundtrack. I wanted to use itunes , but they require complete registration of my bank details including security code and i am not prepared to do that, nor should you really. Once i have learned to rip soundtracks i will add appropriate music. Please come back for further edits. Email me if you have questions. Thanks for watching. I cannot add this to yt, because of the Tanner Mayes clip, even though i was carefull to edit any nudity out i was advised to not upload. It is an irony that the images of urban violence are all  yt rips. Exploitative tittilation of womens bodys which encourages a juvenile and dehumanising approach to women is fine as is extreme , graphic violence devoid of explanation or context. But female nudity is threatening, apparently. Male nudity however, if unerect is acceptable and seen as comeidic. I am thinking of writing an essay detailing the historical genesis behind this dichotomy, which i may post to this blog.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Lakme and Calisto have to serve.

I am a big fan of Delibes Lakme.
The opera is about a young soldier Gerard  who begins a romance with an Indian woman, later he leaves her for his western fiancee. A lot of people say it is really about lesbian love. The duet itself is sung by the heroine Lakme and her servant Malika. It is set by a river, where they take a bath. The bathing women are observed by tourists and the soldier. This is interpreted in a modern way as the male gaze, the  woman are presented as the exotic 'other' for the titillation of the viewer.The operetta is full of illusions as they bathe together , such as 'plucking flowers', 'flowing waters' and the 'nous appellant ensemble' or 'calling us together' .Caliso is a nypmh who was raped by Jupiter or Zeus ( depending on the reading) she became pregant and was turned in to a bear, later she was about to attack her son. But was transformed in to stars by the gods. All myth is metaphor I support gay rights.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Get out of my racial

I developed this work by chance, the genesis was hearing someone on the bus refer to their hand as having a black mans pinch. It allowed me to ponder the history of assigning racial terminology to generic actions or objects. I wonder how to apply our own perspectives to the objects that surround us.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Some of my work going in to my portfolio. The article is a reversal and therefore an ironic attatchment to Metzgers auto destructive art. The nails were borrowed from Uecker’s  examination of art as furniture in the 70’s. The M is designed to look like Brancusis endless column and the title meat is a pun based around my previous work on that work. It is a work of contrasts , developed to examine carious art movements which themselves were examinations of other work. This kind of work is sometimes called an ekphrasis.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Different coloured puppet. Negonym a negated hononym.

There was a childrens television show called 'Sooty and Sweep', a puppet show now long gone. But i was interested in the  puppet named 'Sooty'. Sooty being an old fashioned bigoted term for someone of black descent . - article on the 'Prince Of Wales' calling a polo chum a sooty.
I read in the papers that some people campaigned to change the name of the puppet, since Sooty has negative connotations. Sooty and Sooty now become a hononym. That is, a word that has different meanings but pronounced  and written the same.
Something that interested me, as an artist i was interested in how a word created as a name for a puppet bear in the 1950's can now be looked upon as racist in 2000 +.
And the censorship of words that gradually are being removed from our lexicons.
Another racial orientated hononym might be spade and spayed. In England we 'call a spade a spade', but this has fallen out of use now due to its racial connotations.

I am researching if there is an actual word for a racially orientated hononym and if not, might i created one and claim it. If not i intend to propose 'Negonym' that is 'a negated hononym'.
In any case this painting is a working through of these general ideas,

Thanks for the high views on this artwork. This post is in edit and i will add a more detailed explanation as well as new work on this theme.

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