Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Further Reflections on visit to Tate Modern 2012-01-28

Research VisitPosted by Richard Sun, February 05, 2012 15:22:47
As I have continued to reflect on last weeks visit and researched some of the artists whose work I viewed I have been aware of a range of thoughts and conclusions.

1. The Work of Lamia Joreige, Objects of War [Level 3: "Poetry and Dream" (Room 7)] - here I was intrigued and attracted by the installation, far more than the actual work. I enjoyed the four monitors with headphones and the associated display cabinets containing objects - it has prompted me to consider this as a possible starting point for my own installation for the MA degree show next year.

2. Braco Dimitrijevic's Resurrection of Alchemists [Level 5: "States of Flux" (Room 5)] - I enjoyed B.D.'s use of humour/iorony/satire as one was torn between watching the speaker and the ever increasing number of news tracker like feeds that were forcing him into an ever smaller space on the screen. Initially I found my self almost automatically drawn to the text and then I made a conscious effort to focus on the speaker but continued to find my self still drawn to the text and having to make an effort to refocus on the speaker. I really enjoyed this sense of the art work playing with my viewing experience.

3. Guy Tillim and Günther Förg Architecture and Power [Level 5: "States of Flux" (Room 10)] - G.F.'s photographs of buildings built for Children's Holiday Camp were incredibly moving and depressing, they seemed to evoke something of the cold war, of conflict, of oppression; especially when coupled with G.T.'s images of apartment buildings and a hotel, in Beira, Mozambique.

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