Group 3's exhibition space is complete, highlighting their response to the site of the pavilion in Cumbria; their representation of the art movement in true Merz protest style and a scale model of their pavilion responding to the commodification of housing in the Lake District. Really happy with the final outputs by the group.
Posted 3 May 2018 17:11
Great work by some of the members of group 3 in curating their site map for the 8th floor lobby exhibition. The Dada art form is clear within their collages and final outputs
Posted 1 May 2018 18:01
As part of the submission, Group 3 have started re-collaging their response to the Merz art movement and the brief which just so happens to be a toilet seat, questioning what is art and the resourcefulness of unorthodox materials.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 14:14
Site plan progress.
Group 3 continued to develop their A1 site plan on Friday, integrating different materials for different topography textures along with acrylic paint to highlight individual areas.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 14:11
A very interesting way of displaying the journey of Merz is currently in development by group 3.
Don't forget to check out the 8th floor next week..
Posted 26 Apr 2018 18:46
Great first session back from the expedition to the Lake District, analysing the site response with Group 3. The group chose housing and the commodification of the rural as their emerging themes for their site response.
By using scrap materials and hand painting, the group's chosen site will be documented on a map through the medium of collage.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 11:05
Cathedral Quarry was one of the areas the team explored on the second day of the expedition. The cave had a beautiful, solitary atmosphere, playing with light and shadow. The site inspired the team with their collages and themes
Posted 25 Apr 2018 16:08
The Merz '18 team arrived on Monday in sunny Windermere ready for the expedition ahead. We would firstly meet our collaborator at the site of the Merz barn before exploring the surrounding area for inspiration of the final collages and models
Posted 25 Apr 2018 16:06
Really interesting initial response from one of the first year students, Helena using mixed media.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 13:06
There are forecasted light showers this Monday and Tuesday when we travel to Cumbria. Make sure you bring appropriate footwear and waterproof clothing.
Over and out.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 14:52
Safety is paramount when the group travel for the overnight stay to the Lake District. As part of our risk assessment procedure, each team member will fill out a safety form to inform the MArch leaders of any urgent medical problems that we should be aware of and the emergency number of each member in the rare case that we cannot find someone on the trip.
Posted 17 Apr 2018 20:53
The lecture by Jackie Haynes enabled us to think about materials beyond their visual aesthetic, but as 3D object that could embody sound and feeling to the world.
Some of the materials Jackie utilises include: Concrete, Vinyl, Fabric, Balloons and Sandbags. The unorthodox nature of them emphasise the resourcefulness of Kurt Schiwtter, using unorthodox materials and chance based procedures to re imagine what art could be. This gives us a thinking point for the collages each group will produce for their final designs.
Posted 17 Apr 2018 12:19
We will at 70 Oxford street for the majority of events week, discussing the collaboration of art and architecture through dada. The final outputs will display some really creative designs in response to the brief.
Posted 10 Apr 2018 08:25
Risk Assessment complete.
We are looking forward to working with you all and preparing for the overnight trip to the lake district! We'll be getting in touch shortly
Posted 23 Mar 2018 15:47
Great first meeting with some of the Merz '18 Team discussing the itinerary, accommodation, risk assessment and the transport to the Cumbria for our events week trip.
Posted 16 Mar 2018 12:44
Graduated: Northumbria University
Work Experience: JTP
Bio: Hola. My interests lie in environmental design + architecture to suit a variety of people and needs. During my year out in 2017, I worked at JTP in London, specialising in masterplanning and residential design. I am excited to be working with all of you; discussing the creativity that can be applied to drawing and model making through combining the Merz art form and architecture.
Posted 12 Mar 2018 15:35
Welcome to the Merz '18 team, we've sent you all a link to the facebook group via email. We'll be contacting you regarding group meetings through that so join to keep yourself up to date.
We are looking forward to working with you all.
Posted 3 Mar 2018 14:37
Highly insightful lecture and panel interviews from the 'WOAH: without a home' event.
It explored the issues of homelessness, Kurt Schwitters and the themes around his Merz Barn in Cumbria.
Posted 12 Feb 2018 10:02
Q&A from prospective students
Posted 2 Feb 2018 16:26
Presenting our project's introduction to the BA1 and BA2 students
Posted 2 Feb 2018 16:25
First meeting with Ian Hunter from the Littoral Arts Trust. The discussion involved: the itinerary for the events week, future collaborators and potential avenues for the project's development.
Posted 2 Feb 2018 15:16