Perec wrote a 300-page novel ‘La Disparition’ with no letter ‘e’ in it.
It was a real pleasure to see the three artists works during the crit and the session provided a lively discussion across the distinct bodies of work.
Firstly, we saw Adeline McCann’s latest work.
Doggerland – prehistoric landmass between England and Europe – mort log – death log – piece of writing – conservational terms – bodily language / romantic language / belching – contradictory to scientific description – personal importance of objects – making / found objects – is showing just the object enough?
For November’s Crit, Turf kindly invited Lenses of Croydon to lead.
I and other members brought along some work to share. My work primarily focuses on city, streets and cityscapes all across London. We had some interesting discussions on composition, my techniques and the time of day images are shot as light is so important.
I have attended a few of Turfs’ lunchtime crits, always being surprised and excited by the number of local people these engage (quite a rarity from my experience in galleries) and the crit attendees’ political and creative relationship to the local area, so when I was asked to host one I was delighted.
Over this summer, Croydon-born English Literature student Jess Baxter is exploring the inner workings of Turf. During a series of interviews, group conversations and informal chats with studio holders and artists, she’ll be posting her findings via a takeover on Turf’s blog.