make me choose :( I want to do everything. I want to sit in my own room doing everything we’ve done. Everyone’s going to do fine art haha.
go to hummingbird bakery if you haven’t already.
They give you cupcakes in cute little boxes with wire handles! And these cupcakes are
Hands down. THE. best. exhibition. I have. ever. been to.
It was like everything I like/love/am obsessed with: igor stravinsky/the colour red/russia/les six/cocteau/20’s french posters/chanel/bohemian type french people
I have been aware of the ballets russes for a few years now, mainly because of my obsession with Igor stravinsky’s rite of spring (I could whistle the whole 50 minutes of music to you), but also because of a programme I watched in the early hours of the morning, from which I can recall images and commentary on the style of dancing (heavy and from the hips).
I don’t want to describe every single thing in the exhibition. But there are more than just pictures. Beautiful and bold costumes are opposite paintings and posters and line drawings and film and artefacts. I really appreciate that kind of curation a lot more than just one type of medium. It involves you a lot more in the context, and gives room to react in different ways. It informs you ALOT more. The narration of the work came in the form of film, text and music. It helps you understand and empathise.
The first performance of Rite of Spring caused a RIOT. That is how powerful this was. It reads in the Exhibition that Diaghilev pre-warned the dancers and the orchestra to carry on going no matter what happens.
And I bloody loved the red in the first area.
And the black in the second
And actually WOW at the impact in the third. I won’t lie. That made me cry.
I was going to do drawings BUT i didn’t have my red pencil and my drawings would be admittedly crap without the use of red. And I spent 2 hours in there until closing time so I wasn’t allowed back.
I GUESS I’LL JUST HAVE TO GO AGAINNN ;)
it’s £6 on student discount to get in and book online to avoid that giant queue of local silk-scarf-clad residents of sloane square.
btw listen to a bit of Rite of Spring before you go. You could go hardcore and listen to it on it’s own or watch bits of it from fantasia with dinosaurs. But know that it is not about dinosaurs, it is about a pagan ritual in which a girl has to dance to death to ensure the return of spring. That in itself was a rebellious subject when it was written.
Big up to Stravinsky & Diaghilev.
Ah, I’m so inspired by today, and my heads full of ideas and inspiration and reactions and interactions and excitement and fear and it’s incredible. I’m i’n the Tate Britain ATM. It’s so amazing to know that i know ways i’n which i am thinking, and how i am looking at things. I am soaking up every single thing i see and i can feel how heavy my head is. It’s surreal. I love days like this.
everyone should go to this exhibition
It is intense. It’s round the back of sunday up market on brick lane - a bit wierd to find, but if you ask the HRL contemporary marketing department (the people who run the joint) They’ll tell you it’s through some tiny door which you have to climb up flights of stairs.
But so worth it.
Benjamin Cohen went to chelsea foundation and then went to my hometown of Loughborough to carry out his degree, and got firsts, and you’ll see why. I met him too, he’s amazing.
Check out some of his work on his website first. However it’s not the same in the flesh. The actual flesh. He makes oils into flesh and blood. Which is why you should go to see it, to witness the alchemy.
at least today I got up earlier than one.
slept until 1. Just finished blogging stuff (adding people, writing, ate a jaffa cake etc)
and now it is nearly 4pm. I will sew some more Emin abuse into my sheet,
then do work work.
so I will stay up until more late and wake up at 1 tomorrow again
and sew more abuse.
I say “sew”, I mean attach with UHU glue. Emin’s not worth that kind of effort.
I am currently doing a piece of work in vis com slagging off Tracey Emin. On one side, I can’t help but feel a bit bad, people may think of me “what an idiot”. BUTit is disappointing to see art like she produces, and then see a lot more talented people spend years on painting, only to not earn as much.
Not that it’s all about money
but they should have a load more recognition
than they actually do.
I feel art is turning for the intellectuals, and forgetting communication to the basic human emotions.
But I’m sure in a few years time, I too will be drawing shit that doesn’t mean anything to anyone, apart from Saatchi.
I am Jenkins Kat, Kat Jenkins. Or Kotharune the prune. Or
I started this blog a little (1 weekish) late. I have just finished my two weeks of fine art, and before that I did 2 weeks of fashion/textiles. I love this art business.