Jarman, Derek; Avebury Series No.4; Northampton Museums & Art Gallery; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/avebury-series-no-4-49832

Responses: Derek Jarman’s Landscape Paintings

I've written extensively about Derek Jarman's short super-8 film, Journey To Avebury; one of his earliest experiments in film that channels so much of the genii loci of English landscapes, ubiquitous in the more interesting of English arts.  His walk through the Wiltshire landscape after the intense stint of work on the sets for Ken … Continue reading Responses: Derek Jarman’s Landscape Paintings

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Responses: Jeremy Deller’s A Good Day For Cyclists (2013)

When Jeremy Deller took control of the UK's pavilion in the 2013 Venice Biennale, the press coverage caught hold of one specific aspect that the artist discussed; its "aggressiveness".  With environmental concern sat at the heart of the exhibition, alongside the general political upheaval caused by the coalition government during its third year of power, … Continue reading Responses: Jeremy Deller’s A Good Day For Cyclists (2013)

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Responses: Tessa Farmer’s La Chasse (2016)

I first encountered the work of Tessa Farmer during a rainy daydream in Saatchi Gallery a few years back.  It was a strange experience as, staring at her Swarm (2004) piece, it took a while to pinpoint exactly what was unnerving about the work.  The discovery of a micro-agency controlling the taxidermic happenings in the … Continue reading Responses: Tessa Farmer’s La Chasse (2016)

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Responses: Keith Arnatt’s A.O.N.B (1982-1984).

The photography series, Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (1982-1984), was the first work I came across by Keith Arnatt.  This was some time before he would eventually be back in vogue thanks to Tate Britain's well received conceptual exhibition, of which his most famous work, Self Burial (1969), was the publicity image for.  Very much … Continue reading Responses: Keith Arnatt’s A.O.N.B (1982-1984).

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Responses: Richard Long’s A Line Made By Walking (1967).

Rather like the work of sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long's work almost constantly and immediately asks an intriguing question: which part of the work is the official segment of "art"?  Is it the very act of the process of making and doing which so often constitutes the work or is it the very documentation of … Continue reading Responses: Richard Long’s A Line Made By Walking (1967).

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Responses: Jeremy Millar’s A Firework For Sebald (2005).

The strongest moment in Grant Gee's documentary on W.G. Sebald, Patience (After Sebald) (2012), is courtesy of a photographic work by the artist, Jeremy Millar. Towards the end of film, the inevitable addressing of the tragedy of Sebald's life being cut short in a car crash in 2001 comes to be addressed and uses one … Continue reading Responses: Jeremy Millar’s A Firework For Sebald (2005).