Archives for the month of: July, 2012

The artist Tino Sehgal creates live encounters is currently showing at the Tate Modern.  Sehgal who studied dance and ecconomics, work is challenging on several levels.

Central to his work is the ideology that there should be non product or at least lasting physical product to his encounters as he feels that the question of production is key to his generation of artists and that at this time we should be reducing our production.

The fact that Seghal none the less negotiates deals/contracts for his works which operate in our current economic structures.

This raised the question for me that if the arts were to be changed to this degree in that much of the contemporary arts were to become focused on non physical products, then that would surely also be reflected by similar shifts in other political and economic structures and understandings?

The idea of non product based art  challenges the basic human insinct to produce things and therefore  Sehgal’s work is of interest (particularly at this time with the current world economic situation) as it calls into question not only our economic reliance on production but also the economic structures we have in place that provide a given for our cultural attainments and how we bestow cultrual worth.

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Summer 2012 mini M.A.T Zine

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Photographs taken in Belmont parish, Durham City.

This is a Polaroid photo taken with Fuji Film Instax Mini camera. The actual picture size (including photo boarder) is approximately 2 ins x 3 ½ ins.

The camera I have is very battery hungry and as the batteries decrease in power the camera produces pale and ghostly images.

This photograph is of the fountains at Wakefield taken a few weeks ago.

I walked up along Renny’s Lane this afternoon.

I have been considering the local area and about ways of photographing it for a book project.