Platform 2014 winner Sophie Dixon updates us on life since winning the Graduate Arts Award. (Platform Graduate Award ceremony. Photo credit : Matt Ankers 2014) Winning the Platform Graduate Award has been a wonderful experience. One of the greatest things about the award is the mentorship and the opportunities which are presented through CVAN’s linksMore details
Three friends, three perspectives on ‘things’. This conversation (Sunday afternoon, 4th August), like all the conversations I’ve had with visitors to Curiosity, was enlightening. Something particularly interesting happens when talking to people who really know each other’s cherishing/preserving/collecting habits. A lot gets said in what is unsaid.
Materialism: What is the value of materialism? Do we have a right to own things at the cost of other people’s wellbeing? Who’s affected by what we buy? How much responsibility do we have when we consume? Do we have a choice in how we consume? Why does our desire for things make us spendMore details
The missing image I didn’t get a chance to photograph last week: Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes (adjacent to lift on first floor) Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes So far 13 people have given me their time: 4 women working in the arts last week, and 9 this week – 2 women working in the arts,More details
As part of my commission I decided to have a Philosophical Inquiry (PI) in the gallery, which was initiated with the question: can art change the world? New questions were posed, and ‘do we all need objects because we are scared?’ was chosen. 30 myriad perspectives on things I’ve been musing over, and things IMore details