For the Crimes Against Design project my team and I are working on, we have made a decision about what in Waterloo station we feel needs redesigning. After the hundreds of photos we documented, we narrowed it down to 5 examples of what we considered to be pretty bad design, here's two of those. For… Continue reading Departure Boards – Redesign
So I've just been to some of the Southwark arches, and now I'm even more undecided about the location for the Genius Loci project. These are the photos I have just taken. This is slightly irrelevant, and isn't an influence for how I would film my video, but this Pepsi Max advert… Continue reading Genius Loci – Location search (continued)
As mentioned before in a previous post, one of our studio projects, 'Genius Loci', requires us to capture the spirit of a place of our choosing in a 10-15 second video. The first place that sprung to mind was Trafalgar Square, it's somewhere I enjoy visiting, primarily for the NG and NPG but the thought… Continue reading Genius Loci – Location search
We took a trip to possibly my new favourite gallery, The Saatchi this week. I've never really been a fan of contemporary art and tend to go to more traditional art galleries, with renaissance paintings hanging in every room. However, there wasn't anything in The Saatchi Gallery that didn't captivate me. I don't think I've ever… Continue reading Post Pop: East Meets West
On Channel 4 recently, artist Grayson Perry tackled identity issues of several diverse individuals as he created bold tapestries, pots and sculptures. His work made from this 3 episode series is featured in the National Portrait Gallery, which earlier in the week I went to visit. The exhibition explores British identity through portraiture very well; Perry cleverly gives the viewer… Continue reading Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
If you're thinking of going to ice skate at Somerset House this Christmas, pop up to the Courtauld Gallery in the North Wing whilst there; and brace yourself for some incredibly explicit nude selfies. I studied Egon Schiele a lot through A Level Art, and knew what to expect yet I was still somehow shocked at some of his vivid… Continue reading Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
After making our way through a maze of nude stone sculptures, we found ourselves at the Disobedient Objects exhibition at the V&A. In this very monumental and ornate museum, this exhibition almost seems ironically placed; 'Disobedient Objects' observes the roles that a range of seemingly ordinary items have had in political protests and social movements. (Very unlike the other displays… Continue reading Disobedient Objects at the V&A