Happy Sunday everyone. Aaron is having a case of the internet blues, so I've stepped in for today's roundup. You're in for a special one this time round, as Aaron's requested that I post my final piece from the end of year foundation exhibition at the University of the Arts London. I don't really see this as the right format for it as the way these articles are published forbids me to arrange my work in the formation that I want. However I've agreed to do this as I've never shown my work to the public in this way before, so it should be interesting. Before you view my work, I've put up some artists that I researched while working on my final project: Image and video hosting by TinyPic Artist: Chuck Close http://www.chuckclose.coe.uh.edu/ Chuck Close's most remarkable work to date has to be the series of portraits that he drew back in the 70s using airbrushing. The drawings have the realism of photographs and the most powerful air of confrontation that I have ever come across. They pour out each subject's characteristics in an uncomfortable, fascinating profile. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Artist: Dryden Goodwin http://www.drydengoodwin.com/ Dryden Goodwin is one of the greatest examples of the artist assuming the role of the voyeur. Each subject in his photos are observed in public. Goodwin works into his photos, making marks and lines that trace the journeys of these candid figures, whether they have been spotted on the street or subtly captured through the window of a bus. Artist: Joachim Koester http://www.artnet.com/artist/699683/joachim-koester.html Joachim Koester's work doesn't link much to what I did in my final project, but ever since coming across his installation, 'The Hashish Club', at the Tate Britain's 'Altermodern' exhibition I have been constantly fascinated by what he has created. The image above is a screen shot from 'Tarantism', which features people having seizures; although unsettling, there is something quite therapeutic about watching it. Now you are about to view my piece. Through this I have explored human behaviour and interaction; what we can interpret about someone from observing their reactions in conversation, or in this case, an interview situation. Originally The photos were hung up in particular sequences, while accompanied by the sound clips playing in a random order, and ideally I would rather I could have kept it that way. You may view this however you want. Recording 1 Recording 2 Recording 3 Recording 4 Recording 5 Recording 6 Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic