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When I first set out, my investigation was of the city I experience everyday. I considered my own and others’ relationships to it, I explored what external factors dictated and altered that movement. Architecture being one, it can limit where we walk, so we have to adapt and invent other ways as Michel de Certeau suggested this improvisation of walking privileges, even transforms and abandons spatial elements for us.

I increasingly found myself not thinking about reality but imagining a space in my mind, beyond body or matter. A real that is not quite real, or an actual real but a real whose reality is virtual and therefore imaginary. One that is not constrained by our reality, potentially, our will, and our desire is what governs this space, our only limitation being our imagination.

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    RCA Secret 2013

    As one of the exhibitors I had the pleasure of attending the Artists’ Party on Friday evening. This exhibition is a real highlight as its a chance to see such a wide range of processes and ideas around the same postcard format. You also have the wonder of who the artist might be, which is the Julian Opie, Paula Rego, Christo? 

    Artists can paint, draw, sketch or even create a 3-d sculpture. Postcards are signed on the back to remain secret and sold for £45 each to raise funds for the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund!

    Potential collectors can view all the postcards in person at the RCA in Battersea or on-line atwww.rca.ac.uk/secret from 14 March.

    All postcards go on sale on Saturday 23 March on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of four cards per person. There will also be a raffle for collectors to win a position in the first 50 places in the queue. 



    Location: Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AS      

    Exhibition open: 14 March – 22 March 2013, 11am-6pm daily (late night opening on 21 March until 9pm)

    Sale day: Saturday 23 March 2013, 8am-6pm (raffle winners will be admitted 1 hour before general public)

    Free admission  

    For further information and to register as a collector visit: www.rca.ac.uk/secret or call 0207 590 4186


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    Are our street name sexist?

    I am sharing this news article on the BBC, as it is very relevant to my own practice!

    A recent exploration in the body of work for my MA show and a continued fascination was of gendered space, examining a space that is masculine or feminine and if so how that space then alters our emotion when we are in it. This idea grew from the production of a map of a city, both a real city (the map was of the male and female named streets in central London) and a city located in the geography of the imagination, a city that represents something other but still holds a resemblance to reality.  

    see www.alisonheath.net 

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    Houxo Que- Live Painting Performance- Sat, 7th April, 2012

    I went to see a group exhibition in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo last night. One of the exciting Artists Houxo Que, who has worked with a number of high profile companies including Topshop and Apple internationally did a live performace piece. As you can see from the photographs he creates a luminous installation, combining florescent paints and UV lighting on canvas. This performance was created to live music, responding to the rhythm and emotion as he swirled the paint across the canvas and performed various mark making.

    Houxo Que was asked by TopShop in collaboration with Justokyo to produce Live Painting window displays for a large number of their flagship stores: including New York and many stores in the UK, see http://justokyo.jp/archive/topshop/

    In May, 2010 Houxo Que worked with Apple to create the Granimator™ , a free wallpaper creator available at iTunes, see him creating it here http://youtu.be/PYJaaQSqH-8

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