Here is my university blog and various art I do in my free time

Month: February, 2014

Integrating Painting/ sculpture into my performance

Recently I had the idea from a tutorial to create a sculpture whilst doing a performance involving stammering as I have wanted to bring different medias into the piece; I have concluded that the two won’t work as effectively and don’t really seem to have any strong connections to one another as they are just too diverse, and as the main focus of the project is speaking I find sculpture and painting a bit redundant. 


Jeffery Austin - Stutter

Jeffery’s work here is a series of linear work done in fine pencil, which is crossed over by thick, wavy charcoal lines. I feel the relationship between this and stuttering, as the fine lines are precisely drawn and are portrayed as planned out (being a metaphor for speaking) and the lines are interrupted by the thick lines that destroy the structure of the line work, the emphasise of the waves have a strong relation to the interruptions that stammering causes and is usually what people would listen to rather than what said person is talking about.

Tutorial – Hannah Hillier MA Student

This week I was given a tutorial from one of the MA students. After talking through with Hannah, we came to the idea that I could try bringing different elements into my performance and film such as painting and drawing. She gave me a lot of useful sources to work from and found her tutorial very insightful towards my work.

Performance of The Raven

From my discussion with my tutor I decided to look into poetry, for this piece I decided to go with a rather iconic poem The Raven for it’s eeriness which was rather successful in my Bronson piece. Looking back at my last video I noticed that I keep my eyes closed a lot when I stammer which I found rather interesting and something I could really focus on for my next film. I went for a much darker setting for this performance as I didn’t really want to drive the audience away from anything else other than my mouth; I did this by paint my face completely Black and paint my lips White and around the lids of my eyes. I found painting my face to be very successful and hope to develop this further. 


Photo on 11-02-2014 at 22.35