Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Just finished my film, but although my idea I think works, the only camera I managed to film it on is proper grainy and not in a good way, and doesn't show it off. I wouldn't really want to exhibit it really as it is.

I agree with Lani and Amy loads thinking about it about taking this slowly. I really want the work we exhibit to be the best it can be at our level of learning and I think my work is still very much in the experimental stages for this project.

I will bring what I have done so far to the meeting but I think we might need to have a big talk about what we want and timescales and stuff.

Hope your projects are going well

LOTS of love

Monday, 23 August 2010

I've been filming my consequences video over the last couple of days guys. All I can say is that I owe my little brother a big favour...How is everyone else doing? xx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

hi dears.

sorry i havn't written for a while, been in newcastle, and then caught sickness bug from my lovely brothers. yum. vomit aplenty on my end and no work done :(.

will be making film (still havn't done it, naughty naughty) and doing further test shots asap. i will put up some previews of the shots. i would like lots of opinions coz im getting a bit stuck atm with it coz nothing is turning out how i planned. i think i want to do a few photos and scatter hang them? what do you think?

also, i agree about the project moving fast, the only thing is i think maybe leaving woodend is passing up quite a good chance to get our work out there. if you think about it it is the end of october, which gives us a while, then again otherwise we have longer to complete projects....i guess its up to everyone. also, as the exhibition was my idea in the first place, i would like to actually see the end result, and if the first exhibition was on whilst im in budapest i won't be able to. not trying to say i've done all the work for this or anything as lani and jason have been pretty damn amazing, but yeh that's just my thoughts.

love freyia x x

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Freaking out just a little bit.

Hi guys,

I've been doing some thinking about the project...

Maybe we should stop trying to book places, and aim for Nexus. The dates we've been talking about are really soon and it's kinda panicking me a bit. I feel like there shouldn't be so much pressure when this is our own project and we make the rules.

I love the idea of the touring exhibition, but maybe we should leave that for later on? Hope to get Nexus and take it from there?

There's no rush, we have as long as we want for this, it's OUR project. We could do Manchester, whenever we're ready, then evaluate that in preparation for touring other venues. We could make this a much more long-term project.

It will take the pressure off a bit. We have enough pressures from uni, work and everything else, that it seems illogical to put more pressure on ourselves. I'm not saying it should be so mega-relaxed that nobody finishes any work until next July, but I think maybe we should slow things down just a little bit! I don't know, October just seems really soon... then booking more venues straight after... It panics me rather. Maybe we should just enjoy this project, like Amy said, it is a really good project, then see where we can take it later.

Making it more long-term would also give us more time to fundraise and just generally organise so that everything runs more smoothly. The only deadlines we have for this are from ourselves.

If we don't get Nexus, we can scout other Manchester venues.

I know I'm completely contradicting things I have previously said, but I stopped to think and realised I'd just been caught up in the excitement of it all... Sooner isn't always better.

Let me know what you all think.I've never organised anything like this before, have you? Baby steps just seem easier and more logical. Even if we have to wait for months to exhibit once we've completed the work, it doesn't really matter, does it?

I'm kinda freaking out, feeling like if we book Woodend and See as early as October and November, we may have bitten off a little more than we can chew right now.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Dead Fox

I found a dead fox a couple of days ago, and only had my video camera on me and not my actual camera! It had been hit by a car. I have seen so many more dead foxes this summer, as normally there aren't as many, but due to the fox hunting ban, we're a little bit over run with them now here. Anyway, this may seem random, but does anyone think it would be too much to include this imagery in some of my work? It is quite graphic and brutal, so i understand if people wouldn't like it, but my drawings themselves are going to be quite graphic too it seems. Anyway i just thought i'd ask what people think, as i'd really like to use it, but i know others might not want me too? I wont upload it here anyway. But its quite reminiscent of Sam Taylor Wood's work, in particular "A Little Death". If anyone hasn't seen it and wants to watch it, here it is:

I really want to work around the theme of death for sure, as to me its the gravest consequence of life, and one we all in turn will face. Anyway, if people would let me know whether they think this is too much or not, i'd appreciate it :)

Jason E xx