Ursula Edgington responds to both jason harding and Jean Rath. Poetic Inquiry Workshop. New Zealand 2019. Start point being the spoken word piece on technology and teaching titled, 'Who Are These People?'
I did a super short observational drawing workshop with Belle Bassin in Mullum early this year. She's epic. I like this sketch because of the constraints she put me under and the paradoxical relief and freedom I felt. 5 minutes. Non-dominant hand. Draw the cardboard boxes. Stop thinking
Jean Rath responds to the first section of 'Who Are These People?' And stands up for students and the power in debate
so fi zine #8
The latest edition of So Fi Zine is out now. So Fi is an indie publication for sociological fiction, poetry, visual art, and other creative work. Edition #8 was released on December 30, 2020 and was inspired by Ruha Benjamin’s radical experiments with speculative fiction. This edition brings you 22 sociological short stories, poetry,
A series of images I captured whilst it was raining. Shot from inside the car. With the wipers turned off. Different locations. Some in the city. Some down around the Northern New South Wales coastline. Just a spur of the moment thing that kicked off back in February 2020 during weeks of relentless rain.
Draft cover for a magazine brief. I never used it. But it was where my interest and experimentation in collage began
The Real Thing
Was checking on the wheatpasting trial of an older version of the 'free to fail' poster and this is what I found. Originally pasted up on the 8th November 2020, 6.17pm. I went back yesterday afternoon (13th December 5.15PM) to check it out and recapture it. All weathered about a month or so later
I sent this to students recently. "Very rarely - in my experience - do your best ideas come from you just sitting down and writing - it is born from constraint(s). Like some of these seemingly weird tasks we have been playing with. A constraint imposed on you by"
Heaviest (and by far the coolest) university logo I have ever seen. It's like some sort of post-apocalyptic symbol. And probably not far off. Result of a relocation and merger between three Chinese universities after the anti-Japanese War broke out in 1937. Yunnan Normal University, Kunming China. Late June, 2015.
One day I will run some odd stock / material through the printer and it will jam it good. But today is not that day. My preferred method is to set the printer up with whatever weird material you want it to print on / hit print / and look away
In the parable ‘The Madman’ Frederich Nietzsche suggested that, “god is dead” , “we have killed him” and then asks, “must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of [the murder]”. Phil Aitken says we didn’t have it in us. Harari said the same. Instead we “built a reliance on the machine
sometimes i wonder / what i am actually doing here / like how did i get this position / this role / this right / this responsibility / hey check me out / all propped up here / the / supposed sage on stage / If that's what this is / all embodied knowledge / and advice / and correct path through life
it means little
That letter A has been designed then cut by laser into a steel hydrant booster box. And degraded by time. That letter is one of many that form languages. Constructed to record / express our experience. Typography endows that language with a durable visual form. But our durability has always been in question.
This is the image - in full - that I used in the circuit breaker poster and it is also sitting behind the 'darkside' triangle / moon. I shot this on Ann Street in Brisbane. I can see Julian Assange in there but have yet to work out who the main figure is
People suffer deeply when time is divided up / into rigid segments / mathematical management / focussed on efficiency / and productivity / and this relentless chase for constant growth and hey really it is / just a chase for more /// profit
It is just a really small section of an image running through the inside a three simple shapes (one you can barely see) and printed onto canvas paper. And there was something about the result and the process I went through to get there that captivated me