MIXTAPES

Sadly Chris Cornell (1964–2017), musician, singer, and songwriter, and member of Soundgarden and Audioslave died on 17 May. It was by his own hand: suicide by hanging.  The Grammy-winning rocker had performed that Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Perhaps indicative of his state of mind, he ended his performance with a cover [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:05:19+00:00May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MIXTAPES

So What?

So What?! Above: 40rty by swany (2016) OK, so here is probably the most uncomfortable lesson, art as an academic pursuit has presented me with: the “so what?” lesson. “So what?” is uncomfortable because it immediately makes you aware of the dissonance within your world and you cannot help but find yourself outside of your [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:17:44+00:00December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on So What?

Six of Six

40RTY, my performance art piece happened on 29th October at 7.00 pm, and, as is common after these things, I have been laid to waste! It is Tuesday now, and almost 3 days have passed, yet I still feel all tired, achy and blue; like I have flu and a hangover simultaneously. Now I know [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:19:26+00:00November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Six of Six

Three of Six

To deny: at the moment I am, by force of will, denying myself certain foods and drinks as way of purifying my body and constructing the state of mind I require in order to present a performance art piece on 29th October. The process I am going through brings to mind a quote by Andre [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:26:46+00:00October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three of Six

Living Art

So in my previous post I shared some of the artwork I created for a fundraising auction for the rape victims support group called GRIP. Dealing with such a horrific theme set me thinking about this whole culture of rape and how it is possible for a person to do such a thing. It is just [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:35:51+00:00June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Living Art