WOOFISM and beyond

Category: animation

The Art Object Revisited


Yoon Bahk scribing of the lecture as delivered...scribing of scribing..she found it a bit difficult :-)


This ‘redrawing’ of Hockney’s Rake’s Progress was what I delivered at the DRN Conference in New York in 2013.



Andrew Love provided an animation of Duchamp’s Urinal floating out Space Odyssey 2001 style to meet the plinth of ‘new knowledge’…to accompany it.

I now preparing some ‘notes’ to explain the sequence as there was no paper deliberately…it was a visual essay.

It examined the search for embodied ‘new knowledge’ as defined by Frayling in terms of where it located in an art object as ‘communicable’…I argued that this visual essay was both art work and textual therefore contained that communicable knowledge….in other words here is proof in the actual pudding of the presentation…

It sat alongside an American presenter who had produced a PhD in Graphic Novel form on same premise…..a bit ahead of myself here but it was pretty unique….still is.



DRAWOLOGY exhibition Bonington November

Exhibition: Drawology

Dates: Wednesday 20 November 2013 – Friday 6 December 2013
Time: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 5LS
Distorted drawing
‘I[who…?]you||you[me]Us’ humhyphenhum 2013 digital still.


Drawing is said to have the ability to record both its own making and the movement of the thoughts and body of the drawer.

Drawology brings together the work of several artists with differing practices, it aims to consider whether this premise is applicable to a specific process or genre of drawing or whether it is applicable to drawing generally.

In this respect the works in the exhibition represent an expanded field of contemporary drawing in a Fine Art context to include: works on paper, performance, moving image, installation, projections and three-dimensional drawings. The exhibition is part of a larger research project currently being undertaken by Deborah Harty entitled Drawing is Phenomenology.

Artists include:

  • Shaun Belcher
  • Sian Bowen
  • Rachael Colley
  • David Connearn
  • Paul Fieldsend-Danks
  • Maryclare Foa
  • Paul Gough
  • Joe Graham
  • Deborah Harty
  • Claude Heath
  • Juliet MacDonald
  • Jordan McKenzie
  • Lucy O’Donnell
  • humhyphenhum
  • Bill Prosser
  • Karen Wallis.


Date: Wednesday 20 November 2013
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Venue: The Bonington Gallery, Bonington building

This exhibition is curated and hosted by Bonington Gallery.



Studio Diary: June 4th: Mutt in Space


No drawing this week so far due to other matters. I did get to studio briefly but mostly I have been laying the groundwork for a busy summer. I have an extended commission. A paper on early cinema and the rest of M.A. to complete by October. To manage all this I am on a tight schedule and I already called in help with animating the DRN paper from my excellent animating colleague Andy Love. His initial experiments with R.Mutt in Space below 🙂 For the rest of his super work go to his blog here: http://recursiveworlds.com


R Mutt Experiment 2… from Andy Love on Vimeo.