Monthly Archives: May 2017

June 1, 2017

Bank holiday Monday. But marking deadlines and feedback reviews prevailed. During this coming fortnight, staff will make the final assault on marking, assessing, monitoring, and board meetings. Eyes down. Tuesday and Wednesday. On with marking the MA Vocational Practice report submissions … Continue reading

May 24, 2017

8.30 am: Wait over: The Ego article will appear in the July edition of the magazine. Inbox tidying and assessment admining. 9.00 am: Studiology. On to the turntables in order to explore techniques of manipulation. The objective was to develop practical … Continue reading

May 23, 2017

One of our students attended the concert at the Manchester Stadium last night. They drove to Aberystwyth this morning to attend their feedback tutorial at the School. That was an impressive and eloquent expression of defiance.  The murderers can stop … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

8.15 am: A time to take stock, recalibrate, and reaffirm. 9.00 am: Having addressed incoming mail and reviewed Saturday’s notes for the Ego article, I got back into the studio. I’d been away from there for nearly a week. If the interval … Continue reading

May 20, 2017

Yesterday. The postgraduates put pay to a hard week’s work; the floors of the studios and galleries were swept; the building prepared; and what was not to be seen, hidden. At some point during the morning, the new Vice Chancellor made … Continue reading

May 18, 2017

8.30 am: To School and the official last day of hanging for the undergraduate exhibiters. 9.00 am: On the turntable this morning: late MA applications, third year Research and Process in Practice essays to assess, a late MA inquirer’s consultation, … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

Yesterday. 8.15 pm: The starry field upon my window: Today. 9.00 am: My second day of second year assessments (punctuated by excursions to the studios and gallery spaces to eye the progress). The second year of Fine Art studies is … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

Saturday. I undertook a radical reconfiguration of the performance sound set up. The sampler/loopers were both placed in the decks mixer’s send and return loop and linked together in series, rather than in parallel (as they were previously). I also … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Yesterday. A morning spent walking through mental mud as I tried to marshall further thoughts regarding the proposed conference. My intolerances to certain foods periodically give rise to cognitive malfunctions, such that I have to be very deliberate in my reasoning … Continue reading