Seminar today delivered by Artist and lecturer Imogen Stidworthy. Imogen is a multimedia artist based in Liverpool. Her most recent work has been shown at the Thessaloniki Biennale, (2007), Shanghai Biennale (2006).
Imogen talked about how an image is something that you try and grasp but it is always going to be beyond what you put into words. An image can leave you in a suspended state of desire and we can get caught up in it. I felt that this was an important point to make because as artists, we are continuously trying to capture something and more often than not, it is so difficult to explain.
She further discussed that sometimes an artist chooses not to paint or photograph something that shows the viewer exactly what the scene is. They look around the edges to gather information and this can prompt a more powerful response from the viewer. This can also be said for using different scales within work and how the work is presented can have an effect.
I feel that after today , I have been given that buzz that you get from being an artist when your about to start something new and more importantly you want to start to play again and to make work. I guess that’s the most important thing to do for now.