Wish I was there…

This year has been one of turning corners and making breakthroughs for me as an artist, and being included in the Special Video Exhibition section of Breathing Art in the 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale has been no exception. Making art – especially moving image work...

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Last day

Last day

It’s 4.30am as I write this – lunchtime in Gongju. There is rain headed our way, and it’s been cooler overnight than it’s been for more than a week. I suspect today will have the promise of autumn in the air; not the crisp, bright autumn, but the wet, glowering autumn...

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Nearly there…

Nearly there…

Martyn says: 'It is all go go go with many artists finishing up and the last few having a panic' I'm quite sure this is true, and one of the frustrations of looking on at this process from afar is not really experiencing that sense of urgency and building excitement...

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3 interviews

3 interviews

It's 7.20am here in an overcast UK and already I feel like much has been achieved. I have just spent a very rich couple of hours speaking with three of the Biennale Artists: François Davin (France), Olga Ziemska (USA/Poland), and Ahmad Nadalian (Iran). Our...

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Two quotes from the Seminar

Two quotes from the Seminar

뭘 만들어야 한다는 생각 때문에 종이도 가져가고, 물감도 가져 가고, 톱도 가져가고, …그런데 결과적으로 볼 때 그런 것들이 소용이 없었어요. … 오히려 그런 것 들은 생각하지 않고 자연의 환경 속에서 내가 같이 묻어서, 모래도 이용하고, 풀도 이용하고, 드러 누워보기도 하고, 만져 보기도 하고 … 이런 것들이 오히려 더 자연스럽더라구요. (고승현, 2011, 발표자와의 인터뷰) thinking that I had to make something, I carried...

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Nature Art Seminar (papers)

Nature Art Seminar (papers)

Nature Art Seminar at Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 20 August 2016 Session 1 (10:30-12:00)Dr Richard PovallWhat is Ecological Art? Paper (pdf)   Cho Jae-weon"Science Walden" project through the artists and scientists in collaboration betweenCollaboration between...

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Updating on the Seminar

Updating on the Seminar

I have just signed off from my presentation at Geumgang. Skype is an imperfect technology, however amazing it is that I can be giving a presentation and asking questions live across the other side of the world. It was often quite hard to hear. That said, there were...

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Seminar beginning shortly

Seminar beginning shortly

I'm just about to join the day-long Seminar which is a feature of the Biennale encampments. It's 1.40am here in the UK - certainly the first time I've addressed a large group of people most of whom I have not yet met at that time of day! I believe the temperature has...

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Some initial thoughts

Some initial thoughts

It's approaching 6.30 in the morning here, so it's already afternoon in Geumgang. I've been awake for a while, thinking myself eight hours and many thousands of miles away, and wondering what I want to say this morning. Here after what has been thus far a 'good'...

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