3 May 2016

In the studio


Arranging
Organising
Sorting



Placement
Combinations

  
New
Old
Hybrids


Rock
Concrete
Paint


Past
Present
Future 


Connections
Continuity


Words
Images
Concepts


Temporary
Permanent
Transition 


Research


Solidity
Fragility

9 November 2015

Material/Control - exhibition at the Control Room, Bristol



3 Bristol artists (Hoyle, Kelsall and Krainc) spent 1 week in the Control Room, Bristol in October 2015.
We responded to the building and to each other's work following these parameters:

On leaving the space each day, anything made or left belongs to Material/Control
Each edit must reference the space, it's contents and/or it's environment
Make new connections between objects, images and works
Add or remove
Nothing will be permanent



The beginning 












The middle






The end



For further information, images and thoughts take a look at material-control.blogspot.co.uk

24 September 2015

Subterranean, Art in Bearpit - 25th August 2015


100 molehills placed in the Bearpit, Bristol





                                                       displacement
                                                                                 routines


remake


               shifting       wild


                                                    secrecy                            encounter


temporary


                                                     territorial                            control


accumulation


edgelands


                                                             annoyance


    minimalism                      earth


                       materiality


                                                          form                 disrupt    

Take a look at artinbearpit.com for more photographs and writings about the project                                  

24 May 2015

Subterranean preparations


     



   

    underground,earth,solitary,mounds,hardwork,residue,shifting,
    temporary,surface,beneath,transformation,behaviour,avoidance,
    soil,annoyance,secrecy,territorial,corridors,ephemeral,moving,
    concealed,boundaries,curious,rural,discovering,humans,urban,
    grass,removal,concrete,absurd,natural,imitation,displacement,
    purity,boredom,materiality,animals,reveal,subterranean,remake,
    anonymous,reaction,disappearance,wild,control,relocating,
    excavation,remodelling,monotonous,architecture,Bearpit,time,
    encounter,relationships,ambiguity,readymades,collecting,
    accumulation,edgelands,collapse,nature,form,molehills,society,
    environment,order,selection,freedom,chaos,culture,change,
    connections,removing,underneath,organising,searching,rethink,
    ecosystems,precarious,routines,intervene,routes,force, matter,
    instability,disrupt,spatial,landscapes,minimalism,repetition,
    walking,digging,carrying,process,tunnels,transporting,isolation 






These thoughts and processes contribute towards my temporary installation called Subterranean which is part of Art in Bearpit in Bristol.
You will be able to encounter Subterranean on Saturday, 25th July 2015 between 8am and 8pm.

http://artinbearpit.com

26 January 2015

January



















                                                                                            The traffic noise amplified


Cider can on the floor                                                
Sirens in the distance
                                                                                           





blue tits chattering
                                                                                             pollarding-controlling.  
                                                                                             Shred the evidence
                                                                                       



                                                                                                       Blockpaving
                                                                                                       breezeblocks, pebbledash
                                                                                                       privet hedges
                                                                                                       Cover and hide - mark your space                                 Sparrows congregating



                                                      Cracks in the pavement, in the tarmac - widening.

                                      Let nature fill the gaps.
                                      Moss - vibrant green

painted bricks
crumbling stonework
flaking paint                                                                              

                                                                                        plastic, cans
                                                                                        and cardboard


2 blue barrels bobbing on the Avon

                                                                                             2 cormorants descending.




            See the 2 barrels again the following day - are they the same?

            black- headed gulls in the park - regular urban visitors
                                                      eating worms or scraps dropped by us.

9 August 2014

Far out in the ocean sea (trip to St Kilda)


The archipelago of St Kilda lies 41 miles off the Outer Hebrides,
                                                                                                      taking 3 hours to get to.






Volcanic rock - granite
                          gabbro 
                          and dolerite erupts from the Atlantic ocean, creating the islands of 
                                                                                             
                                                                                                       Soay, Hirte, Boreray and Dun. 

The stacs resemble tower blocks - Canary 
                                                      Wharf far out in the ocean sea.










                                                                                              St Kilda 
 the highest cliff in the British Isles at 376 metres
                the highest sea stac - Stac an Armin at 191 metres
                               the world's largest colony of gannets - 60 000 pairs
                                                 Britain's largest and oldest colony of fulmars - 68 000 pairs
                                                              field mice grow twice as big as mainland mice
                                                                          wrens are bigger than their mainland relative
                                                                                  a flock of primitive sheep found nowhere else in             
                                                                                          the world - Soay sheep run wild but are  
                                                                                                  overseen by the St Kilda Soay Sheep    
                                                                                                         Project.


For thousands of years people lived on Hirte.
The last remaining 36 islanders were            evacuated        in 1930. 


                                        Their unique life no longer sustainable


In 1957 the islands were given to the National Trust. 
Since 1957 the Ministry of Defence has been present on the island. A radar tracking station was built and they provide power, water, transport and medical aid on the island.









The islands have the following designations - Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Scenic Area, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Area, World Heritage Site, Geological Review Site and Marine Consultation Area. 

Managed, controlled, protected, human.                     



                                                                                                  On the edge, natural and wild.