All my iPhone videos quickly edited #2

I made one of these back in 2012, it proved popular and I had fun watching all the memories replayed from the year…So I made another one. Its from May 2012 – October 2013 and its a snippet of every single video from my phone. Weird and wonderful!

the first one from back in May 2012:

WHAT ART MAP PROJECT HAS TAUGHT ME…

What working on a self initiated project in ‘work hours’ has taught me, and the value of dedicating time to your passions.

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Background

I cannot tell you how many heated debates i’ve been part of in discussing the art and culture of my home city of Manchester…or indeed, the apparent lack of it. I had been often been told in the past by friends that Manchester has ‘no art scene’. My argument being that there were surely artists, art and culture, but a lack of community that I could find. I found it incredible that there was not one place to find all of Manchester’s cultural institutions, galleries and underground venues. If I, who had lived here my entire life, who works in the arts and heritage industry, who obsesses about culture in work and social time couldn’t find what was happening, how the hell could anyone else?

Around the time of these arguments (about two years ago) I set about researching where I could find art in Manchester. Where I could hunt down changing exhibitions and undiscovered permanent collections. Rediscovering my own city as it were. I collated information about the large venues and the small, popup exhibits and the permanent displays. I accumulated so much data, for no reason other than to use this information for myself to keep up to date with the culture of the city.

I had no idea how time consuming it would be. Even finding websites for some venues proved a challenge let alone finding their phone numbers, their listings, their addresses!?* How hard could that be, how hard should that be? I was collecting data without an end goal and it was taking up so much of my spare time. What was I going to do with it?

At the time I was just collecting it because I was learning about the city, about what I was missing out on. I toyed with the idea of using it to further my interests in generative art, using the data to make beautiful installations. I have several ideas for data manipulation that I just don’t have the time to develop and all the while I’m aimlessly collecting latitudes and longitudes of every Manchester art related venue I could find!

I had to eventually put this ‘project’ on the back burner as I had several huge museum projects running concurrently requiring my undivided attention. I continued to use my information to brush up on what was going on, but for nothing else than to quench my own thirst for culture.

I started mentioning the project recently to friends, after a twitter buddy of mine, Darren Murphy (@bonesmurphy) tweeted about needing a repository for manchester’s art venues. I was like, “well, actually, i’ve collected shed loads of info and I’ve started making something”.

Coupled with the great response i’ve had from my ‘Manchester…for the cultured’ google map, I thought this culture database was something I should actually finally develop in some way, and until Darren had said it out loud, aka, actually someone else wanted to use it, I hadn’t realised how useful that could be.

Idea Development

Two months ago I booked in my own development time, and with no funding I embarked on a mammoth task with no clear end point. I knew I needed to use this information somehow in a relevant and useful way. To build something online for like minded people to use and with a goal of letting the wider public know that Manchester did in-fact have an art scene and it wasn’t as underground as some people may have thought.

I knew I wanted to list the data I had found, I also knew I wanted to plot those venues on a map. Further to that, I wanted to give the public immediate access to further information. Whether that be an easy way to find the contact details, website, Twitter account or Facebook page. Or even where they can find the venue in their city! I’ve linked the data to other repositories, finding and listing every connection a venue has to the BBC Your Paintings archive- giving the user a chance to SEE art at the click of a button. I’ve furthered this data by actually showing what exhibits the venues are showing at that moment in time. I was hoping users might stumble across a venue or exhibition they didn’t even know existed while also keeping on top of those they already knew.

Listing the exhibitions has been a complete pain in all honesty. If you think that most of these places didn’t have all their information in one place, its a jump to think that they might actually list their exhibitions in a way that’s readable. I started by writing scripts to scrape data, but without one way of always listing, there is no way this could run without constant coding updates and rewrites. In fact, it was actually quicker to manually collate this once a week than to write a script for every single type of listings page that exists to collect their own content. This. is. ridiculous.

How can it stay relevant? I’m hoping that AMP can become a place for venue’s themselves to update their own information. To keep the community updated off their own back. To change the way these institutions think about how people keep in the loop. I’m hoping the community will also help to keep this up to date. I’m hoping venues, institutions and exhibitors will see the benefit of letting the wider public know they exist and want to keep the site running. I’m hoping this will become a force of its own, data generated by the people who want to see it used.

Rey from SoundCloud in Berlin helped conceive the name ‘Art Map Project’ after a recent trip to meet up. A name we felt signifies the collaboration involved in making the site a reality and hopefully how it will continue to stay relevant, by user input.

This is when a personal project is perfect to tackle in ‘work time’. First of all i’m using information i’ve collected out of being passionate about culture, and secondly i’m about to teach myself how to develop ideas in a new way. For this project I started with a completely clean slate, I had never developed online in such an in-depth way, or from the ground up for a site before. I had to teach myself pretty much everything from scratch to get this working in the public domain.

I’d never worked so in depth with PHP or linked databases, with JSON, data interchanging, or customisable mapping. I do regular web development, but often only on smaller projects, or using systems that bolt onto each other quite easily to create the desired effect. Museum software takes up almost all of my time so delving into the larger web projects i’ve often left to other pure web devs. This was an opportunity to teach myself, to push what I knew and to learn some more on top. I wanted to get my workflow in line, to brush up on best practices and dive in head first into a development environment i’ve never dared touch before. To create something from scratch and to populate it with my data. I was petrified but ready for a challenge.

Managing the project

As I said, this is a personal project, I have no funding, or support to make it. It’s been completely built off my own back and in work and spare time. Managing the idea has been something I wanted to do right, from the beginning. If I was using my work time (and therefore losing money), I wanted to make sure I wasn’t wasting it by bad planning.

Studio Contents and I used Tariff Street’s Appsalve to keep track of bugs, ideas and to-do’s. Giving us one place to discuss the project and giving me a clean check list of work to do and issues to fix. This really has taken the project from scraps of emails and hand written notes to a repository for discussion and development.

Design

James Gilbert (Studio Contents) was convinced to devote his spare time for free to come up with branding and an initial design for the site, together we went through several revisions, and are still refining and updating. The site has organically grown around user experience and the growth of the idea, and I can’t ever see the design process ending.

We worked closely together to choose colours, typefaces and come up with the final grid system. We knew we wanted a responsive layout and felt it was a great opportunity to go about this in the best way possible, with lots of planning!

The design is still not final, we’re constantly reviewing, rejigging and it really is evolving as the weeks go by. A lot of people in the digital world talk about Agile development, a strategy we definitely use on this project day to day. Agile design however is not always mentioned. In this project, working this way has been a necessity rather than a choice, and it’s been perfect.

James often simplifies, removing unnecessary visual elements. He’s not going to be happy it’s being discussed here as he isn’t finished making the site design ‘perfect’. Without being able to book his time out for a couple of weeks we both have to be happy with what’s been created so far. Saying that, will it ever be finished? I don’t think there will be ever a time when this design (or project for that matter) will be ‘signed off’.

We often work together on projects and this seemed perfect to help streamline our combined workflow. I’ve used processes and tools I didn’t even know existed, and also those I was aware of but had no reason to use before. If I was booking my time out to build this then I wanted to do it properly, even if I had no clue how I that was actually going to pan out.

Development

Framework

I’ve built AMP in the PHP framework ‘Yii‘, it’s been highly recommended by my office buddies at Tariff Street. As I said before, i’ve often built sites using WordPress, Perch, Cargo, or even static in some cases. Never had I built around a bare bones framework to create a site that perfectly suits my needs.

Thanks to the Tariff Street devs being so in depth with Yii i’ve been able to go to them for advice and guidance when i’ve exhausted all other avenues. I’ve learnt a hell of a lot from James Galley who has kindly helped me through many frustrations. Which i’m sure aren’t over! It has been a steep learning curve, but this is a tool I am immediately taking into my next project for Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

Maps

I orginally built an early version of AMP using the Google Maps API, and although this worked fine, after a suggestion by Mike Stephens I gave MapBox a whirl.

MapBox’s worldwide map is powered by the OpenStreetMap project. I loved the idea that the data is constantly being collected and the maps improved by crowd sourcing—Similar to AMPs own ethos. The MapBox API also seemed fairly easy to understand. Unfortunately after starting the build a couple of months ago, alot of my hard work was scrapped after MapBox joined forces with Leaflet and released a completely revised API and I had to rebuild from scratch. Which, weirdly, was fine by me! The API had become easier to use and implement, joining with Leaflet had made the features available a lot more powerful and although I had to rewrite, my understanding was better and this wasn’t so much a set back as an opportunity to refine.

Tools

I began by using Coda teamed with LiveReload for coding and testing. After a few weeks of getting comfortable with my workflow and preferred way of working, i’ve since transferred to Sublime Text 2 and CodeKit as my favoured combination. This is another way I can see i’m continually improving, knowing what I like and dislike about certain tools and making my processes more effective.

I had never used online repositories before, i’ve never really had to honestly. This project has forced me to work locally, using Git Tower to track changes and using Beanstalk to automatically deploy (and roll back if required!). Two things I didn’t even know I was in desperate need of. I have to say a lot of my workflow improvements have come directly from discovering Chris Coyier and his super helpful screencasts. It really is a breath of fresh air to not get the ‘you’re an idiot if you’re not doing it this way’ attitude of most web ‘guru’s’. Coyier makes new processes less intimidating and exciting to delve into and is not at all patronising, which is refreshing.

I’ve learnt more about optimisation than I ever thought i’d need to. I’m changing the way i’m thinking about web development as the days go by. I’ve gained an understanding about Preprocessors for optimisation (I’m now using SASS, which I moved over to from LESS) and tools like Emmet that help me with my HTML and CSS workflow.

I’m getting faster and more accurate as the days go by. I’m not scared to tackle problems head on and only ask for guidance when I actually need to. Thanks to James Galley, Harry Bailey and Matt Chadwick for their patience and support. I’m lucky to be surrounded by such talented and inspirational developers.

Ongoing process

I have a huge list of “wants”, “needs” and “to do’s” to work through on the site, but i’m happy with the way it’s going. I feel like it’s a project that will always evolve and when time permits I am adding to and refining the user experience. Very much learning as I go along. Its not finished by a long shot. But it’s out there and people are using it. Not only that, but i’m being told its useful. WAHEY! Exactly why it exists.

Art Map Project, for me, was something I wanted to build for myself. A way of accessing art and culture in my city. A community of culture I am really involved with and very much interested in. I suppose AMP came from the desire to create something I myself would use, day to day. I think that’s what happens with most personal projects. Not making something you think everyone else would go crazy for, just something simple. A device that gets you the information that you yourself are lacking, that you NEED.

I’m happy to say it’s now online. Oh sure, it not perfect, but it’s constantly being worked on and I hope as the weeks and months go by it just gets more and more useful. I’m hoping some of the organisations that help support arts and culture in the community see the benefits of it existing and help me develop the idea to become self sufficient.

The site is also in the progress of becoming available to Berlin’s art venues. Growth I never expected from an idea born from being frustrated with a lack of information available.

The Moral

The moral of this particular story is, don’t be afraid to pass up some paid work if the goal in the long run is knowledge. I used to be petrified of saying no to work, to losing clients by being ‘booked up’, and worrying about concentrating on self initiated learning when I could be ‘working’. The point is, no amount of work can give me this same feeling, to have challenged myself and be motivated by the desire to learn. Look, I know its not Google, but to me the accomplishment has been just as big. I set a goal and made it.

I won’t be concerned with taking on larger web development projects in future. In fact i’ll relish it and have fun learning while I do! Go and have a look at the site for yourself, and if you have any suggestions on making it better, you want to collaborate, have ideas on how I can improve my processes, or just want to have a chat, then please do get in touch!

http://www.artmapproject.com/

*On a side note, if you’re an art institution, your landing page should have your name, address, phone number, twitter and Facebook url’s and a description at the bare minimum! To be extra lovely you should supply an RSS feed of your changing exhibitions. It’s so simple! And it will allow many websites to pull information and list you in several places.

Berlin: In Pictures

I could write posts and posts about our recent trip to Berlin but instead here’s a bit of a ‘Berlin in pictures’ for you to keep things simple. There’s also loads i’ve missed out — you’ll just have to visit yourself to see!

I’ve also added a map to the bottom of this post with some of my own recommendations, places I managed to visit and love. This also includes places other people recommended to me that I didn’t manage to check out due to time constraints, but that still may be worth visiting! Hope it proves useful.

Just a quick note before I crack on, to say that our first day was manic. We arrived mid morning and then proceeded to walk 10 miles in one go! No wonder my feet were shredded by the end of the trip. Here’s a brief route markup, suffice to say ‘walking’ was a bit fo a theme to this trip and I highly advise any visitors to the city to take comfy shoes.

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Day 1:

Arrived in Alexanderplatz

Arrived in Alexanderplatz

Stopped in at Kauf Dich Glücklich An intriguing little café which if you venture through the back turns into a cool clothes shop for men and women.

Stopped in at Kauf Dich Glücklich An intriguing little café which if you venture through the back turns into a cool clothes shop for men and women.

BEST EVER chicken doner kebab from Rosenthaler Grill & Schlemmerbuffet. I can't even explain just how good this was. Seriously seriously great.

BEST EVER chicken doner kebab from Rosenthaler Grill & Schlemmerbuffet. I can’t even explain just how good this was. Seriously seriously great.

A stop for Bier and a gander at the amazing Clärchens Ballhaus. Fantastic and opulent bombed out ballroom. Can't wait to go back and lindy hop there!

A stop for Bier and a gander at the amazing Clärchens Ballhaus. Fantastically opulent ballroom. Beer and food is good! Can’t wait to go back and lindy hop there.

A visit to Museum Island was overwhelming!

A visit to Museum Island was overwhelming!

A wander down a back street

A wander down a back street

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Taking in the canals with a beer in the sun

Taking in the canals with a beer in the sun

This is a slow cooked pork steamed bun from Markethalle Neun on Street Food Thursday. Fantastic room full of excellent food suppliers and a wonderful atmosphere.

This is a slow cooked pork steamed bun from Zuhause Berlin at Markethalle Neun on Street Food Thursday. Fantastic room full of excellent food suppliers and a wonderful atmosphere.

A lovely Junmai sake from P & T (Paper and Tea) at Street Food Thursdays

A lovely Junmai sake from P & T (Paper and Tea) at Street Food Thursdays

If we weren’t so tired after such an amazing long day we would have stayed at the Markethalle all night just consuming as much as possible.

Day 2:

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Great coffee from C&K Café Prenzlauerberg. Not only did they make fabulous coffe (weighed properly, freshly ground and using an aeropress in our case) they were also playing Duke Ellington on the record player. WUNDERBAR! We brought a bag of coffee back home too.

Sammlung Boros modern art WWII bunker. Private collection of modern art, normally only accessible by appointment only it happened to be open as part of the national gallery weekend Berlin

Sammlung Boros modern art WWII bunker. Private collection of modern art, normally only accessible by appointment only it happened to be open as part of the National Gallery Weekend Berlin

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Fabulous meal from TRANSIT. Pick and choose from a whole list of dishes. We ate every morsel.

Fabulous meal from TRANSIT. Pick and choose from a whole list of dishes. We ate every morsel. Delicious.

We meant to bring a bottle of amazing Gin back from Dr Kochan's liquor shop but we left it too late and it was closed on our last day. Looks amazing though.

We meant to bring a bottle of amazing Gin back from Dr Kochan‘s liquor shop but we left it too late and it was closed on our last day. Looks amazing though.

A bowl of Pho from District MOT. Now, this place sure has potential, it hadnt been open for long and there were ups and downs with the food (and service). But if it finds its feet it will be mega. That's if I can find my feet, ended up on my bum after falling off a plastic chair in here. I'm blaming the cocktails.

A bowl of Pho from District MOT (A new Saigon street food restaurant). Now, this place sure has potential, it hadnt been open for long and there were ups and downs with the food (and service). But if it finds its feet it will be mega. That’s if I can find my feet, ended up on my bum after falling off a plastic chair in here. I’m blaming the cocktails.

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The door to Monarch  - a club that was playing hip hop and reminded me of Stockport Student Union. This is a pic of it the next day. I have no idea where this is or what its called.

The door to Monarch – club that was playing hip hop and reminded me of Stockport Student Union.

Incredible, and I mean INCREDIBLE cocktails from Schwarze Traube

Incredible, and I mean INCREDIBLE cocktails from Schwarze Traube. The chap came over to ask what our favourite flavours were and then explained they didn’t have a menu and he would create something from scratch for us. They make all their own bitters and syrups, not to mention their own infused gin. WOW by the way. Seriously wonderful flavours, in gorgeously dark and mysterious surroundings. I can say now, that these were THE BEST cocktails i’ve ever ever had. Using only garnishes that are in season and also so tailored for your palette. It’s unreal, GO THERE, NOW.

Day 3:

We bought jam from the market in Prenzlauer Berg. The chap who was selling it explained it was made by his grandmother and mother. Its delicious!

We bought jam from the market in Prenzlauer Berg. The chap who was selling it explained it was made by his grandmother and mother. Its delicious!

Amazing AMAZING falafel from Habibi's in Schöneberg.

Amazing AMAZING falafel from Habibi‘s in Schöneberg.

Another fantastic coffee place Double Eye, the continual queues just say it all. Make sure you get a little home made egg custard too. Brilliant. (It's also luckily directly across the road from Habibi's so even more excuse to go!

Another fantastic coffee place Double Eye, the continual queues just say it all. Make sure you get a little home made egg custard too. It’s also luckily directly across the road from Habibi’s so even more excuse to go!

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Delcious meal (and prosecco) from

Delcious meal (and prosecco) from Schwarzwaldstuben. Highly recommended! So much so that you’re not going to get in here unless you book, or are standing outside the door when it opens. Don’t miss out!!

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Day 4:

Mauerpark Flea Markt

Mauerpark Flea Market was AWESOME. We picked up weird photographs, sifted through a load of records (and bought a few) and also saw some very strange things, very recommended!

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Haul from the flea market

Haul from the flea market

Fab record store called unhelpfully "The Record Store". Such a fantastic collection.

Fab record store called unhelpfully “The Record Store”. Such a fantastic collection.

James eating Currywurst on the end of Rosenthaler Platz opposite the kebab place I mentioned earlier.

James eating Currywurst on the end of Rosenthaler Platz opposite the kebab place I mentioned earlier.

A trip around Hamburger Bahnhof

A great trip around Hamburger Bahnhof

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KIRK cocktail bar. Incredible gin cocktails and he was playing Billie Holiday!

KIRK bar. Incredible gin cocktails and he was playing Billie Holiday! Loved the selection of vinyl on the bar, could have stayed here all night.

Food on our final night - Set menu, get what you're given and boy is it great. Don't expect to wander in, make sure you book.

Food on our final night was at Schlesisch Blau – Set menu, get what you’re given and boy is it great. This was our starter – corned beef hash. I couldnt take many more photos as (this seems to be a big thing in the restaurants we went in), you’re not supposed to take pics. In some places they have a notice on the door ‘No Photography’. Fantastic rustic and comforting food done to a very high standard. Don’t expect to wander in, make sure you book. This place is always full.

There was a different home made vinegar on each table and guests were encouraged to swap and change! Great!

There was a different home made vinegar on each table and guests were encouraged to swap and change! Great!

BERLIN RECOMMENDATIONS MAP:

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Now go visit! And enjoy yourself!

Launch Pad: Kevin J Pocock @ Castlefield Gallery

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The Tallest Tower © Kevin J Pocock – Image taken from his website

I’ve been missing from the blog for a short while, but its because i’ve been so busy, so please forgive me. Although this post isn’t as detailed as it should be, I wanted to mention I had been to see the Kevin J Pocock exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, and that it was AWESOME.

It seems i’ve left it too late for you to go have a look for yourselves if you hadn’t already, as the show is now finished (was a quick run 19th-28th April). I did however bang on about it on Twitter so you did have a little bit of a chance. Not to mention it was on Art Map Project‘s current exhibition listings. So there you go, no excuse.

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Bed © Kevin J Pocock – Image taken from his website

I had been waiting for Pocock‘s exhibition for some time. From the preview image on the Castlefield Gallery website’s upcoming exhibitions page I was in love! So when they announced their preview night I jumped at the chance to meet the artist and finally see the work in person.

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I absolutely LOVED it. You can easily see Pocock’s background in architecture influencing his artwork. His dream-like scenes had technicality but also a playfulness. The rigidity of the structures in these pieces really reminded me of my own dreams actually, maybe another reason I fell quite so hard for this work. I immediately adored his “The Tallest Tower” and “Crossroads” pieces.

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Crossroads © Kevin J Pocock – Image taken from his website

You can see slightly in his excellent portfolio photography in the images above just how textured these pieces also are. I know i’m not supposed to touch the work (and let me just say now that I didn’t), but the urge to reach out and feel the surface was so intense! A point heartily agreed with by @bones_murphy. At this point I didn’t have the gallery layout map, so I had no idea what the pieces were called, so after my second scout round with the names of each painting/drawing I really felt a deeper understanding.

Kevin’s drawing’s were also a huge talking point between myself and @studiocontents. James enjoyed the precise line drawings in the show and I felt they were really showing another side to Kevin’s work. They were so small (notebook sized) and really drew you in to inspect the detail, absolutely wonderful.

A simple dream about Japan © Kevin J Pocock

A simple dream about Japan © Kevin J Pocock – Image taken from his website

Ladder © Kevin J Pocock

Ladder © Kevin J Pocock – Image taken from his website

When it came to meeting Kevin during the opening we suddenly both realised that we actually went to the same Lindy Hop class in Manchester! I had no idea Kevin was an artist and hadn’t put a face to a name at all.

Anyway, this was supposed to be a short post, so I won’t babble on further. But we should really start a petition for Kevin to do another solo show, for longer too. BUT — I would be surprised if he had any of his work left to hang, because if it hasn’t all been snapped up already then all the art buyers of the UK are crazy.

Kevin Pocock, I LOVE YOUR WORK.

Sincerely,

Your biggest fan — Rachael Burns

Weekend Tidbits #3 — Emily Speed’s ‘Build-Up: A Practice’

Creating human architecture with acrobats — Emily Speed’s ‘Build-Up: A Practice’ live performance event at Castlefield Gallery

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I don’t normally say this, but if you weren’t at the ‘Build-Up: A Practice’ event at Castlefield Gallery this weekend you really missed out. The event was to coincide with Emily Speed‘s recent exhibition ‘Head to Head’, a combined show currently running with Hayley Newman which also links in with the Wonder Women: Radical Manchester project.


For this live event Speed directed four acrobats through an hour long performance of various construction exercises. The series of pre-defined human structures were recreated several times. The exercises performed are clearly difficult to create and sustain, and through this repetition, Speed seems to demonstrate the idea of temporary transitional moments having to be constantly rebuilt. A kind of point in time lost and then found again with each new recreation.

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I thought the performance was truly beautiful, not normally a lover of performance art this appealed to my technical mind. I have a huge respect for acrobats and gymnasts in general, their strength seems only to be matched by their grace. This was certainly the case for the Speed performance. The use of space was fantastic, with the acrobats walking in amongst the spectators to reach taller structures from which to dangle elegantly.

I really felt part of what was happening. There was no problem with walking around the space while the performance was in full swing, this really allowed me to capture the structural ‘dance’ from all angles. There’s nothing worse that a static crowd during a dynamic manifestation of art, in my humble opinion.

The theme of the exhibition which the ‘Build Up’ event was supporting explored the relationship between architecture and the body. Speed seemed to use video work to underpin her ideas of how a person occupies the space around them. In her own words, Speed explains the interpretation of her work:

“The idea of shelter and the inhabitant is at the core of much of my work; how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space. The word inhabitant contains the root habit (dress) and implies a habitat (dwelling) and my work often has this double function of being both shelter and clothing. The shelters are an expression of the layers that we surround ourselves with. Increasingly my work is worn or performed, using somewhat absurd spaces constructed specifically to fit my body. These constructions protect me and make me vulnerable in equal measure.”

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I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to finally enjoy a piece of performance art, especially one using using people who’s skills I highly respect and admire.

The exhibition at The Castlefield Gallery has now finished i’m afraid…and the performance? Well, it was a moment in time that will be hard to recreate, but Speed might just try.