C211, Hendon campus
The Professor and Deputy Dean of the School of Art & Design delivers his inaugural lecture, 'Deviants versus Democracy!'
"Why throw bricks when you can paint pictures with them? I choose to refer to myself as an artist; therefore I need to engage with processes of art. I aim to perceive the world through affiliations; join initiatives, share ideas, collaborate, and co-create."
"Where it is my beginning, I start by examining the fabric of the environment and I try to form a sense of place identity. I search for an impression; I harvest, edit and select colour keys that represent the character and memory of a particular geography."
"It’s a bit like landscape painting except that the paint has to come from the land. A simple solution would be to make paint from a house brick, for example."
"Where someone else begins, I start by trying to absorb pre-existing relational aesthetics and social character relevant to a place or a narrative. I aim to gain some sense of emerging content rather than understand. I rely on the presence of others and discover my role within their shadow."
"I paint myself into a landscape. A simple solution would be to make paint out of my skin to add colour to the local palette."
On 27th June meet Middlesex staff from our regional office at the RIAM Fair in Miri, Malaysia.