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The Email Dilemma (Shelley Farrar)

This month I have learnt that I am terribly impatient. I have been waiting for writing feedback, data catalogues to choose the best museum material, responses from curators, details of the long awaited departmental building move and the looming decision of an...

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night*

Watching on television a group of people in grief at the death of a relative after some bombing, some atrocity or even some accident, those sudden 3 second shots have always for me suggested a spontaneous expression of grief. So the idea of the performance of emotion...

Dreaming Up Ideas

I've always felt the best ideas come to me when I'm not formally paying attention to the problem: they sneak in when my guard's down and declare themselves, usually at night, when I am in a certain mood.  I've often wondered whether there could be a way of noticing...

The Invisible Man

Research takes us down strange paths.  I wonder sometimes if subconsciously I am heading to a place that I am not fully aware of, that all my explorations and creations are an attempt to make sense of something that continuously stays just out of reach. Time and...

How To Stare At Walls (Pete Kalu)

I’ve had another day of staring at walls. And doors. And ceilings. I’ve been reading around the critical thinker, Homi Bhabha (buzz words: liminality, mimicry, post colonial discourse, hybridity, culture). ‘Culture’ is one of the two or three most difficult words in...