Ways of Knowing, Slade School of Fine Art (2015)
This series of collages titled 'Ways of Knowing' was created in reflection to undertaking practice-led research in the arts.
The series explores the tensions I have experienced between 'knowing' as an academic and 'knowing' as an artist, and how these two ways of knowing collide.
These images are digital collages created from old academic journals, hand written notes, academic books referenced in my work and found images, all evidence of me trying to 'know' during my research. I collage by assembling a layer by hand, scanning it into my computer, then working on it on Photoshop. This process of digitally collaging is a process to me. I believe 'knowing' isn't separate from life. Like collaging, it too is a process and one that is in constant generation and assemblage.
Exhibited in November 2015 at Slade School of Arts, UCL as part of a research event Against Delivery in the exhibition Inner Dialogue and Material Translation.
Inner Dialogue and Material Translation aimed to address misconceptions that art and research are separate entities. The session took place in an exhibition format, featuring artworks including paintings, digital prints, installation and sculptures. It was set up in the form of a studio critique, divided into two parts, with two groups of participants. Participants played an active role in delivering the conversations as their contribution to the theme of Against Delivery. The artists for their part delivered the artwork.