It's a very cold and grey day here in Bristol. Writing from my studio/bedroom on ground floor of my student house, my mind draws an instant connection with the ashes of Sarah's work and the gloom that surrounds me outside. The ashes seem to describe the place I find myself in regards to my practice; in search of a new beginning. A week into the second module of the second year of my Fine Art degree I find myself at a block (no pun intended).
The idea of "de-appropriation", as my tutor put it, has been circling around in my mind. Taking something away, stopping others from using something. I have been thinking a lot about the ideology of the creative commons and open source licenses, dissent against the commodification of information and creative content. My mind is drawn to making content open and collaborative, exactly what this residency project is exploring.
For now, I am going to begin writing thoughts about what exactly I am going to be creating over the next two weeks, I look forward to seeing what my block partner and I produce.