Boundaries of the Visible-Henry Roy

"I work in a very intuitive, almost mediumnic way, always trying to search and capture things beyond the represented".
Please read the whole interview here to find out more about his book 'Spirit'.
Roy's web site here.

(via rolu)


A Differnet View

Well... I did manage to take more photographs of this impressive building. These have a little bit different feel as I used a different camera. I still need to learn more how to use it and get a bit more experience. Even though not all of them are technically perfect, they do have an atmosphere..


York Cathedral

As M. called it, an indirect view...
To go into this House of God you need to pay £8...
I guess that's why I only managed to take this kind of photographs during our weekend in York :)


Different Shades of Blue

Few photographs I took over Christmas in old industrial backyards in Zgierz.
Even though they were so forgotten and ruined they also had quite special, very melancholic atmosphere..


Christmas Memory

I don't have many proper Christmassy photos...
I will share this one though as this Christmas was so special it deserves a post or two.
I took this photo visiting the Nativity nearby my parents, one of many nice memories :)


The Collection-The Final Assembly

Here is a delayed post showing our student’s work and the assembly of their final proposal for the project this/last term.
As I mentioned in this blog before I am a VT at the Architecture Faculty, at The Birmingham City University.
The starting point for this project was The Collection- Siobhan Davies Dance and Ikon Gallery collaborative project, exhibited this autumn at the IKON Eastside Gallery in Birmingham. This piece was looking at the relationship between contemporary art & dance in a responsive space.
I could write a lot about contextual aspects of the exhibiting space and how it’s meant to be responsive and it hardly ever is… anyway, going back to The Collection! ;)
Our first year students were to use The Collection as a vehicle to explore the theme of habitation, analysing the movement of the dancer as a reactive occupation within a space. Next step was to explore its potential when extended onto a landscape and particular context, location.
The project followed a staged process encouraging a design that transformed and evolved from the investigation of conceptual and physical analysis, through transformation of the outcome to a physical model, to a live architectural installation as an alternative external performance space.
I think our students managed really well and the best thing was to see how, with time, they started to understand that architecture is not just the art of building but more of a production of concepts, organising formal representation of how we live today and perceive our reality.
As always it was great fun working with students, a very rewarding experience.
Can’t wait to start our new project this Thursday, I will try to write more about it soon.
Hope you’ll enjoy the photos, if you do, please have a look here for more.

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I was meaning to post some Christmas wishes before I left for Poland but I was so ill just before and over Christmas that I completely neglected Christmas cards this year! Sorry...
I hope your Christmas was good. Mine was great except the fact we travelled the length of the country at least three times over that period! There are good things about it though as I met a lot of new family and friends :)
I will be posting some photos here and on the other blog once all the films are developed and there should be some material worth showing.
Happy New Year to you all!
Meantime, here is a photo of me, my mum and my sister during a visit in a quite special Nativity-nice memory, one of many (captured by M.) :)