Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Thoughts on art today, and what kind of art I should make.

Earlier in the year we were encouraged to write a brief “artist’s statement” that encapsulated what we wanted out of our practice. Here’s my attempt. When I try to grasp at what I want to achieve in art, I often … Continue reading

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A draft minus 100 words.

I lied once, well, many times, but this is one time I did. I said there was an old metaphor in philosophy of science that “science is like a peach”, it has a definite form, but there is diffusion all … Continue reading

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Jargon, What’s Art, and Recent Prizes.

I am currently taking a paper on Fine Arts Research. I have only had a few classes, but it already seems much less oppressive than our misleadingly titled “Critical Studies” papers, which I’m glad to have behind me. It is, … Continue reading

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Tūrangawaewae

When I was in High School my Social Studies teacher, Doreen Te Wani, who had also been my kindergarten teacher, taught me an important concept, that of tūrangawaewae – the idea of having a place one belongs to. I learned … Continue reading

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Some Massey Art Students’ Work, Semester One, 2014

Lots of my classmates have been hard at work making interesting stuff. For finals I snapped photos of some of the work on display, quickly checking that people were cool with me popping the work up on my blog. I … Continue reading

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There are too many layers…

…I’m trying, trying, trying to bring this essay together, but that is what I have realised. There are too many layers of wrongness to the wrong arguments. What looks, on its surface, like a potentially simple post-colonial argument from Ngahuia Te … Continue reading

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Trying to clear my thoughts about “Logocentricism”

When thinking about the horrors of this course, or when someone asks me why I don’t think “logocentricism” is a bad thing, I have this analogy that flicks through my mind. It’s never quite crystallised. It has problems that I … Continue reading

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