Lockdown: A virtual, interactive exhibition featuring The Tunnel artists


The Tunnel is an art collective featuring a diverse collective of artists, musicians and filmmakers based in London.The Tunnel is an art collective featuring a diverse collective of artists, musicians and filmmakers based in London.

The Tunnel is an art collective featuring a diverse collective of artists, musicians and filmmakers based in London.

Immerse yourself in artistic responses to this troubling time from the comfort of your quarantine.- Chris Godber

Lockdown is a virtual and interactive art exhibition curated and built by Tunnel artist Chris Godber.

The Lockdown exhibition explores the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Featuring work created by the international artists collective, you can explore a bespoke virtual environment in your browser built with the HTML5 / WebGL game Engine PlayCanvas

Artists spoke about their work as Chris guided us through the virtual space, which looks much like the spaces we have exhibited in real life.

Unfortunately as I was talking about my work, which featured nudity (see below), Youtube actually cut us off due to “inappropriate content”! I was slightly flabbergasted as the work is clearly collaged and does not in anyway resemble a realistic body. I think all the nipples were just too much for the algorithm ha ha.

We have since appealed the decision, they now confirmed that it is indeed “art” and they have allowed us to keep the recording which you can find HERE

 

 

We aim to do another live stream event at a later date to give the other participating artists a chance to speak about their work, and give viewers the chance to ask questions and make comments in real time. Stay tuned or join my newsletter to stay updated.

A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #2

A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #2

I Have a Secret Self

It is the second day, and although I planned to do everything in order for the painting a day (as in 5 still lives, 5 poetry landscapes etc), today I wanted to experiment a little and play with photography involving the projection of carefully chosen words onto the body. This was the result:

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Let me know what you think about it in the comments! If you are an artist and want to join the Facebook group or just an interested art lover looking for inspiration you are very welcome!

About a Painting a Day:

You can read more about why I am doing this and the plan here: A Painting a Day

I plan to split the painting days into five themes;

*5 still lives

*5 poetry landscapes (inspired by my favorite poems)

*5 surreal figures

*5 bodies

*5 automatic paintings

*5 you tell me! (I’ll ask on various social media sites “what do I paint today?’ and paint the first answer (using artistic license of course)

It seems they are going to get mixed up along the way to make it more interesting!:) Sign up to my newsletter to get them in your inbox once a week:)

Tribute to Francesca Woodman- Experimental photography

Tribute to Francesca Woodman

Experimental photography

In the process of renovating the bedroom, large amounts of really old wall paper were happily pulled from the wall. It reminded me of a piece by Francesca Woodman, one of my favourite female photographers,  called space 2, in which you see only portions of her body, the rest being covered by bits of old wallpaper.

She stands in what looks like a deserted building with cracked and crumbling walls. It’s absolutely breath taking and definitely one of my favourite pieces of art photography.  I haven’t added the image of Francesca Woodman’s work here for copyright purposes, so click on the link above to have a look!

I took the pulled off wallpaper to the studio, took some photos and edited them to give the effect of the body emerging or disappearing into the wall paper. Since University I have been playing around with this idea of revealing and concealing. In the past and even recently with my Pink paintings I have used lace stencilling and patterning over the body to create a kind of translucency of the body. So I am excited to experiment more with photography in this theme too:)

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