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Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Atelier is a representation of an artist’s studio, (focusing particularly on studio’s since the artist’s death were opened to be viewed by the public) creating a space that exenterates the activity of the artist when in the studio working but at the same time comparing this to the voyeuristic approach to the zoo cam. This is achieved by only allowing the performance to be viewed via a monitor recording the interior space.
Over two weeks the structure of the room alters and develops as the performance goes on, resulting in the environment becoming completely overtaken by the materials. Once the performative element is complete the work can essentially be viewed as an installation.
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Upon returning home, I found that two out of three of the eggs had fallen to the floor of the cage. Their nest seemed to be squashed somehow, as I was uncertain whether or not they had kicked them out or they had accidentally fallen, I placed them back into the nest in the hope that they would continue to care for them.
Today the birds were taken home as it wouldn't have been good for them to start incubating their eggs in the college. As well as this I placed the seeds in the sink into some of the empty jars, they had started to sprout. Later, after reading that the birds would benefit from some sprouted seeds, particularly as they are expecting I put some dry seeds into a jar and filled it with water to soak over night.