ON PHOTOcopy - opening night

Friday night saw the opening evening of ON PHOTOcopy at the 44AD Artspace in Bath (4 Abbey Street) - It’s a fairly small space in the Basement Gallery where the exhibition was located. Actually, it’s not so dissimilar to Bank Street Arts where I’ve had work displayed on a couple of occasions, including Speak My Language which was what was included in the exhibition at 44AD.

In terms of how my own work looked, it was perhaps a little dark, although that is also how it actually is - it just looked "more so" when printed on a photocopier, perhaps it was just a lack of dynamic range and the use of white paper... Still, interesting to see it produced that way, I'd probably have to prepare it a little more if I were to produce a photocopy zine of the work (which is an option I might explore further).

In terms of other work there, Tanya had some of the MA1 work from FFF on display, there was some more photography, some poetry/written word, drawings and other stuff - the largest selection on display looked to me like the photocopier was used with nothing to copy - just "noise" I guess. Something about the randomness of the work was interesting. Chaotic. You can see it spread across the floor...

These are a just a few photos from my own brief document of the night - I didn’t stay long (and therefore didn't do the old “TABULA Rasa” approach) as we had quite a trip back up the motorway to Lancashire to complete...

44AD Artspace

Speak My Language getting the once over...

Tanya’s work on show...




Random photographs of the night...


44AD Artspace and Fringe Arts Bath

A couple of days ago I received confirmation that Speak My Language has been selected for display at the 44AD gallery as part of the On Photocopy call from Fringe Arts Bath. The exhibition starts on the 30th October. I'm hoping to make it to Bath for the opening night. If I manage it, I'll be sure to post some photographs.

School's (been) out for summer

It's coming towards the end of August, the new term is approaching. It's been almost three months off and there’s a growing realisation and dismay that I've not really done anything in that time. Yes, I've read a few pages of Ways of Looking, I've been to see Tanya's Reading show, and a sculpture park in Brittany. I've even had some work in the Athens Photography Festival APhf15, although I didn't see it there personally.

APhF15 © Madalina (@Madutzasan on Twitter)

I am really ashamed to say I've done nothing else in terms of "getting out there". I've not contacted galleries, open calls or done anything really... No, I've submitted to one open call, but that's it - a single image from an unfinished series. I really do have to pick up the baton now and get back into things, otherwise I may as well give up - is there any point working towards an MA if all I will ever do is make work for my own gratification? I don't think so.

Time to focus...