Author Archives: Neil Ferguson

About Neil Ferguson

Neil Ferguson's interests include: structuring personal “art systems” employing rules and strategies to track small thoughts and imagining. This approach looks to engage with the politics of looking and making to explore connections with an audience. The work is both reflexive and reflective to highlight situations and objects often using extensive series of images to display the versatility of image production. This serialising and capturing of experiences places importance on “almost nothings” and “wee thoughts”, as the moments of extreme clarity that sustain art practice and its theoretical development. These interests aim to promote drawing, painting and making art, not simply as skills or fashionable commodities but as thinking tools.

IN Conversation with(10)….Neil Ferguson & Drew Adams.

DRAWINGS into INSTRUMENTS… into MUSIC… a TRANSFORMATION PROCESS … an interactive workshop.

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Raw Rewards

IN Conversation with(9)“Raw Rewards” …Neil Ferguson & Gareth Jones

“Raw Rewards”

 Raw INCIDENTS: decisions in an inhospitable environment.

3rd & 4th March 2018

Short Film: “Raw Rewards”

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In Conversation with(9)…Neil Ferguson & Gareth Jones

IN Conversation with(9) …Neil Ferguson & Gareth Jones

“Raw Rewards”,

Incidents from Dungeness

Raw INCIDENTS: decisions in an inhospitable environment.

3rd & 4th March 2018

Open Saturday 3rd March 2018, 3.00pm to 8.00pm
Sunday 4th March, 2.30pm – 5.00pm. Discussion 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Short Film : Raw Rewards

IN CONVERSATION with…
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The Reward:
“If we had not done what we did at Dungeness we would not know what we know now. We would not have that knowledge.”
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The collaboration involved walking on the stony barren beaches of Dungeness in mid December 2017 in seasonal, but wholly inhospitable weather; locating ourselves in particular unsheltered spots that anchored, drove and shaped our actions.
All actions were relative to the circumstances, directed by the environment. Records were made on pre-prepared paper working only with what was found, extracted, mined in the cold, wet and windy conditions. These “works” looked to capture the moments of their production where scraping, grinding and pulling boards across rocks and sand left “histories”, capturing the physical and sensory connections involved. Would they reflect what was being felt? Would the outcomes measure up with the sensorial difficulties?
“Raw Rewards”, Incidents from Dungeness, are products of “touching with the earth”, where the environment refuses interaction – sandwiched between the savagery of the elements and the coping strategies for recording in extreme discomfort. No transference of pleasantries…more the exhilaration of coping with raw difficulty; strategies sustaining efforts “keeping us out there”.

IN CONVERSATION with(6)… DuchampING

in-con6-duchampIn Conversation with(6)…Neil Ferguson, Peter Bromley & Matthew Vincent-Townend.

DuchampING

Saturday 12th November, 4-8pm, Sunday 13th November 2.30-5.30. Discussion 4-5.

DuchampING will be an interactive art event forming part of the documentary film, “Vous pour moi.”, involving Bromley, Ferguson & Vincent-Townend currently in production. DuchampING will be making your own Duchamps.

IN Conversation is in Ivy Road, Brockley,London SE4 1YR.

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