Research Topic: Intimacy and the Public Artist — looking at my process and progress so far

How does the public frame within which the artist speaks about his/her art influence narratives surrounding art and its making and what is the role of intimacy? This multi-layered question is at the heart of my current research. Alongside this research I have begun developing an installation whose core material are audio recordings from my many interviews with both artists and walkabout attendees. Each piece is produced with an experimental adaptation of a radio form in mind as well as a conscious effort to meld together a feeling of fiction and documentary.

Below are two excerpts taken from an audio piece, developed around an interview I completed with artist Raimi Gbadamosi and one from my interview with artist Usha Seejarim. Both are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Below the audio excerpts are a few photos of art-making / production. A concise summary of my research can be found on the Project Anywhere website, a peer review project for “art at the outermost limits of location specificity”. 


The music track used in the excerpt from Raimi’s piece is titled Náufragos Piedras, and is produced by Stidiek. The track used in Usha’s excerpt is titled Broken Heart, and is produced by NICOCO
studio space

studio space

painting production of my 'listening table'. Golden stripes laid down. The table will be used to interview / speak with those engaging with the installation. This continuation of the interview process will also be documented via audio recordings which will then feed into the works development through additional audio constructions.

Painting production of my ‘listening table’. Golden stripes laid down. The table will be used to interview / speak with those engaging with the installation. This continuation of the interview process will also be documented via audio recordings which will then feed into the works development through additional audio constructions.

Golden stripes revealed

Golden stripes revealed

Final table stripes added

Final table stripes added

Final 'listening table' revealed.

Final ‘listening table’ revealed.

Piecing together text which will be included on my mobile gallery wall as part of the installation.

Piecing together text which will be included on my mobile gallery wall as part of the installation.

Preparing paper mache base upon which gallery wall text will be placed. Additional text, quotes and captions will also be prepared and pasted to my mobile wall.

Preparing paper mache base upon which gallery wall text will be placed. Additional text, quotes and captions will also be prepared and pasted to my mobile wall.

final text 'look'.

final text ‘look’.

final text 'look'.

final text ‘look’.

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3 Responses to Research Topic: Intimacy and the Public Artist — looking at my process and progress so far

  1. Pingback: Project Anywhere » Listening For Narrative: Bringing Intimacies Into The Public Presentation Of The Artist (Erin Bosenberg)

  2. Mmapule says:

    I only had a few minutes to listen to your work today @ The Zone Rosebank. I must say the work you do it’s just incredible.

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