Armatures with Terracotta

Here is the brand, DAS.

I made models with newspaper, masking tape and terracotta
Here is the brand I used

I will be going to WASD on Friday from 10:00-18:00 and Somerset House on Saturday, at 11:00. I’ll update the blog for these events.

The Past’s dreams

People sound the same from the slums when the tower blocks are being built to today with the tower blocks and privatised buildings now.


Animations I like #2

Funny and simple.

Simplicity and digestibility. A montage of the violent mediacy of America with sex, money and drugs – and winning!

Short Documentary Animations I like #1

I like the idea of in-depth storytelling. Clearly the director understood a lot about the topic, it seems simplistic yet profound. Its refreshing because it has a fictitious feeling to it. Addressing the Clitoris as a being or a metaphor for sexual release for women.

Tough seems a good way of portraying very personal messages which I really liked. I like some aspects of the animation itself. The lacking is the pace never really changes. It’s from slow to mid-paced to slow. Sometimes the animation itself seemed to be a little contradictory to the message or the feelings being portrayed.

Great style, appropriate, light hearted for a serious event. It makes us think, did this really happen? Its like those stories men like to boast about to make themselves mythical. The editing shots was amazing and to be honest I would like to keep up with that kind of idea.

I, Destini by Destini Riley

A great short, about the distractions a family makes to avoid the reality of loosing their son in the criminal court justice. The boy is compared to a lion or a predator in African Serengeti but in fact, he is a giraffe.

A story of how a losing horse was a metaphor for not giving up for the nation of Japan, its economic stagnation Haru Urara was a symbol of hope.

It took a turn I didn’t expect, plus I think the idea of using absurd elements like growing fingers as a way to show the feelings of otherness and body change, perhaps even medical conditions like dermatology. I loved it, it offered a new resolution that didn’t really provide positivity or negativity but utility.

Anthropological Place: Summary of Essence

As part of my research I will be discussing Marc Augé’s Non-Place and Anthropological Place differentiation. In this post I will be discussing primarily Anthropological Place and what it entails and why it matters for contemporary society. First a preliminary we must first discuss Michel de Certeau’s space and place from his book the Practice of Everyday Life (1984). Space is a frequented place or rather a “practice place”. It is a spontaneous configuration of geometric points in a given location. Place according to de Certeau is static and systematic, its built on rules and regulations. Which leads us to Anthropological Place, Augé’s definition of a common place with relative identity driven history. Although there is little contradiction between the works of de Certeau and Augé, Augé has elements of Certeau Space in his Anthropological Place such as not mentioning that Anthropological Place is not dependent on individuals co-existing and moving within its boundaries.


What is an Anthropological Place according to Augé? An anthropological place is a historically driven place in the combination of relations and identity, of the geometry of lines, intersections of lines and the points of intersection, its time bound, it does not merely record history through places of memories – it participates and reforms it as a gesture of tradition itself, history is not just a spectacle, its integrated and practised not just for the purpose of remembering but acknowledging the group’s identity, using “alternating sacrality” rituals and rites. Its the combination of the repeated semi-fantasy of the founded, the ethnologist’s illusion and indigenous fantasy combined, a world of particular identity, a shared identity, and a individual identity – of a territory founded long ago and re-founded repeatedly to adjust its identity from the external and internal conflicts. It has routes and itineraries to its monumental centre and connects with other frequented places – spaces and centres creating a network of commerce and relations. The monumental centre is the heart, its kept under deep supervision and protected by its autonomous institutional limbs.


Soon in recent times, this place is defusing itself, or pouring over its need for meaning and history over to the itineraries that guide itself to its spaces.



Update: The Peripheral People project: Bhutanese Refugees

Meeting with Michael H.

Michael and I talked about a lot of things regarding the Bhutanese Refugees.

  • It’s over dramatised subject, there are issues of misuse of terms.
  • Be careful of misunderstanding.
  • Nepal actually did help with refugees.
  • Workshop with Carla McK.

Workshop with Rosa R.

  • Using the interview to convey a coherent plot.

Workshop with Paula C.

  • A story about me as well as a subject

Workshop with Jonathan A.

  • Agencies of mental health in culture and society- foucauldian view of mental health
  • The history of psychiatry in western view point.
  • Island-thinking
  • A Topical Paradise by Hernan Diaz
  • The detachment of place that remains isolated. The British Isles or Manhattan can be argued not as islands due to their expansion beyond their shores.
  • Isles of Safety by Tom Vanderbilt
  • J.G. Ballard’s modern day construct
  • Ballard’s term for a traffic island
  • Talking more about the activist,
    Bleak objects

Tutorial with Joe K.

  • “Belongingness” what is that?
    What does it have to do with the Wellcome Collection?
  • Is it a story of belonging?
  • Is it one story?
  • Is it about refugees?
  • Stop using labels and terms and show it.
  • Start making things now.
  • Does it have to be fictionalised and dramatised, why?
  • Simplisticity
  • He is california, is that part of the story?
  • Play around with the order of things?
    Pin down on an aspect.
  • Sylvie and Dan’s opinions
  • Refugee #2’s opinion

Trevor Howard’s Field Officer’s Guide to Anxiety in Soldiers

  • Anticipation
  • Morbid thinking
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Doubtfulness
  • Somatic reactions
  • – Stutter
  • – Distress
  • – Loss of willingness