|Stefan Sulzer: You Should've Seen the Other Guy|
|Burcu Yagcioglu: I would swallow you whole, 2009 |
Burcu’s video is the most overtly political work in the show as it points directly to the covering of women in Muslim societies. Here though the woman’s own hair becomes the veil, as she ‘styles’ it to resemble a headscarf. This action articulates Judith Butler’s observation that there is “no I that can fully stand apart from the social conditions of its emergence…”. This assertion of Butler’s, and Burcu’s video, both point to the complex relationship between history and the subject.
|Daniel Lichtman: Untitled 2010|
|Andrew Bryant: Untitled (The Man with no Name), 2010 |
CP: What artists have influenced your practice?
CP: You are writer and editor of Artists talking at a-n.co.uk, which has become an integral part of many artists’ practices. Kirstie Beaven (exhibitions editor at Tate online) stated that: ‘Artists talking is like a continuous open studios visit’. How can artists entering the world of ‘blogging’ make full use of this site?
AB: A blog can be an integral part of your practice, a space to reflect, to step back from your output and locate yourself in the wider world of art production. As a community and a networking tool a blog can broaden your contacts, provide you with support and encouragement and introduce you to many inspiring discussions. A blog is not the answer to all your problems, it wont suddenly result in curators and commissioners beating a path to your website, but if done well and signposted well, it can be an extremely useful part of your profile.
AB: I think doing a blog is the way to avoid it since you are wholly in control of what you say there.
CP: And finally, do you have any upcoming projects or plans you would like to divulge?