Thursday, 11 November 2010

Anti-Student Fee protests 10/11 2010

I was there. I am not shocked by the way things have been portrayed in the papers (except the Guardian, who have been pleasing), but have been somewhat dissapointed by the attitudes of my fellow students, especially people in the student union here at AUCB, moaning about how "The thugs ruined it for everyone" and "They weren't even all students". Of course everyone on the march wasn't a fucking student! Have these people ever heard of solidarity?

I feel it's important to publically state that I am in full support of everything that happened yesterday. Anyone who has sympathy for the poor widdle towy pawty getting some windows smashed and cocks drawn all over their headquarters is a fucking moron, especially if they're a student. These people are the fucking enemy, and they're out to destroy higher education and the arts, turn them into even more of gated communities than they already are. What happened yesterday could have been better co-ordinated and managed (the building could still be occupied if things had been done right). I'm not sure on what level it was organised and what level it was spontaneous, but I am pretty sure that if everything had gone to the dickless plan of the NUS (Nice quiet little march round whitehall, shout some slogans, go home) then we would have made page 5 of the nationals and been forgotten about instantly. I don't think we can 'harm' this cause by direct action. I think this sets the tone brilliantly for what this government should expect as they roll out draconian policies that harm the poor, women, the unemployed, immigrants and practically anyone else who's not one of their rich white friends: resistance. I am proud that some of my fellow students in this country still have the balls not to roll over and do and believe everything they're told.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Work from Exhibition, other things!

So fucking hell I got a lot of work to show you! First, here is my piece from my first Third Year show.

Koan #1
Ink, acrylic paint, charcoal, digital print

Here are the two bits:

Ink, acrylic paint, charcoal

Imagine There's No Heaven
Digital print

You will notice that each piece has a seperate title. This is because I am playing around with structuralist literary theory and the idea of a title as a sort of metatext. The pieces can be read on their own, but when exhibited they are given one title and thus the reading is complicated! Doesn't really work at the moment because it's too ironic. I am building up two bodies of work, drawings and texts, but since the texts are just happy phrases rendered in naff garish fonts that only look semi-good printed out huge (which costs loads) I will just show drawings.

After Andreas Vesalius
Charcoal, chalk, spraypaint

Tiny Tim
Charcoal, acrylic paint, chalk, spraypaint

Another World, All Dead
Charcoal, acrylic paint, coffee, colouring chalk, spraypaint, fineliner

L'homme Armee #2
Acrylic paint, ink, charcoal

Ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, colouring chalk

Hope it was worth the wait! See you again whenever, I'm a busy bee (bzzzzzzz)