Unfolding Pictopoiesis

I have taken the leporello (concertina) format and developed it by a double folding into a map-like foldable/unfoldable. I would call it a double leporello map. It has the feel of being both a map and a book. This is very pleasing to me. More than this, it offers a grid-like structure of cells which I can annotate. […]

Mm

Furniture poetry (link) Mmmm, so, what does a painting do when it is not being looked at? Note to self: It matters that it is in the world// whether it is looked at or not – it is there, to be looked at// waiting // waiting indefinitely// being an uncertainty//life defining//defined by it//make video painting poetry//reverse pictopoiesis?//mm […]

Exploring origins

Header image: Omphalos – finding new visual form for Nicholas Gulig’s poem ( links are shown in bold) Thinking about what Whitman means when he writes at the end of section 2 of Song of Myself, …you shall possess the origin of all poems…, I see we already possess it, that origin, it is still there, hidden in […]

Why it is dangerous to think virtual reality is an empathy machine.

I would have liked to have had this as reference material for my research paper but I only just got it from Aeon (online). I receive their newsletter and recommend it. There is even a publishable transcript for this article through this link. The header image is of my aeonium plants, which I juxtaposed with the […]

Unintentional Title

Almost Finished and Just Beginning – Looking at my previous post, unintentionally I have made a working title for an as-yet-untitled work, from a factual truth about its co-existence relative to another painting sitting here in the studio. Perhaps it is finished as it is. New lines of thought are opening out, this is what […]

Pictopoiesis, almost finished and just beginning

Still working intensely on the research statement. Unlike painting, where I see the whole of it at a time, in terms of its gestalt, in writing I can’t see the whole all at once, can only get to really know it over time – re-reading over and over. Returning from 6 weeks away from the […]

Pictopoiesis and Practopoiesis

I much appreciated Danko Nikolic’s comment on the latest pictopoiesis video and have selected for this post a short animation which I found in my library – it comes across to me as being how the invisible activity of a (living) thought might look like, reminding me again of practopoiesis, and Danko Nikolic’s paper, How […]

Pictopoiesis version 2

Pictopoiesis – Your Own Meaning (Mind Mirror) was included in the recent MA Interim Show at Camberwell UAL. I very much appreciated that my fellow student, Robin Weijers, commented on the Pictopoiesis video  – his observation being that at the end of the video there needs to be a longer pause, to allow for more […]

Six Persimmons

I am always interested in the divergences and convergences of different traditions of thought and philosophy, for example the Western and Eastern. My actual practice arises out of the Western tradition but my philosophical approach seems to also correspond with the notion of Tao – an Eastern concept. There is so much more to find […]

Pictopoiesis – Your Own Meaning (Mind Mirror)

I particularly like making these short pictopoiesis videos because the Spark video format is simple and limited in contrast with the complexity of the painting. The below video, which has a written narrative and a minimal sound track is my submission for the upcoming interim show. Throughout the painting I had practopoiesis in mind, hence its […]