Monday, December 11, 2017

ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 50: ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1
Broadcast Monday 11 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, The Eternal Quest
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Awakes
Andrew Williams, We, Leviathan
Steven Goodwin, Captain Robert Threnody
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody Of The Sirens
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Is Born
Deborah Edgeley, Moondog's Curse
Stephen Pennell, Poseidon's Anger
Rebecca Cherrington, The Storm
Simon Ross, Song Of The Sirens
Andrew Williams, I, Leviathan
Mark Sheeky, The City Of Sleep

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Monday, December 04, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.49: Police

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 49: Police
Broadcast Monday 4 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Another Day On The Force
Lavinia Murray, Arrestable Offences
Robert Burgess, Blue Beat Cop
Mark Sheeky, Elementary My Dear David Holmes
Stephen Pennell, To Their Fellow Man
Mark Sheeky & Sinead O'Connor, Homage to 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody on Hill Street
Lavinia Murray, Arrested Development
Rebecca Cherrington, Police
Mike Fuller, A Policeman's Lot/Policeman Drew
Lavinia Murray, Custody Suite Diva

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Grey Technology

I had a dream about a Lego space probe, heading for Mars as part of a school science project. It was dependent on all of its systems, and if one should fail (I imagined the failure of one of the axis aligned gyros) the whole probe would fail. I named this effect as black redundancy, a slight fault incapacitating the rest of the object when most of it was functional, and related it to computer programming where a tiny error or mutation in the machine code would be fatal to the integrity of the program.

I spoke to a dream character that biology was different, analogue in this respect, that it never truly breaks or is truly fully functional. I termed this white redundancy. I envisaged grey technology; machines with semi-redundancy, where the working parts of a machine would keep working when the broken parts were broken, that breakages would be detected and worked around automatically.

Essentially this was machinery that was much more tolerant of errors, particularly relating this to digital ones in computer code that might cause a crash. That the machines would behave biologically, and the wounded probe would do its best using the working functions. I called this grey technology and defined it as semi-redundancy of independent systems. I rushed home to publish this online.

In the dream I could not share the idea, prevented from working by children in my room, then a larger bullying child who I eventually threw out of the room, but he returned with a gang, and vicious animals to hammer down at my door and prevent me from typing. I felt that the dream was about the prevention of achievement of good work and good ideas by social commitments, or trivial things, but what ever that meant, at least now, I can publish the grey technology concept.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, November 27, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.48: Time

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 48: Time
Broadcast Monday 27 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Mark Edmonds.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Time Flies
Claire Bassi, Hinkley Point
Andrew Williams, Face Down On The Carpet
Deborah Edgeley, Lemon Thyme
Mark Sheeky, Mortality
Lavinia And Michael Murray, Measurelent
Mike Fuller, Sonnet 64
Rebecca Cherrington, Time
Lavinia Murray, Well You Took Your Time
Lavinia And Michael Murray, Ashes Got Older
Mark Sheeky, Reminiscence

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Monday, November 20, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.47: Carpets

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 47: Carpets
Broadcast Monday 20 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest David Heke.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Carpet Diem
Mark Sheeky, Blue Carpet (The Hotel Carpet Blues)
Robert Burgess, Carpets Are Noisier Than You Think
Andrew Williams, Dance Of The Dust Bunnies
Stephen Pennell, The Dog Of The Tele
Rebecca Cherrington, Carpets
Lavinia Murray, Carpet Flag
Mike Fuller, Car Pet

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Blue Carpet (or The Hotel Carpet Blues)

Blue Carpet

I'm threadbare, pulled thin,
trodden like the mud on my skin,
Walked on and ignored,
and covered in dust,
my yellowing fibres resembling rust.

I'm flaky, snaky, falling apart,
the weave on my soul chokes the wool in my heart,
I'm holding together as dust,
My skin is a colourless crust.

I'm a hotel carpet, in a cheap Parisian backstreet,
I'm choking on the nothing and the cigarette friends that I meet,
well, they meet me,
they fall on my face and get crushed in,
its the closest to love I get these days.

I'm a hotel carpet, yellowy beigey putrid,
Yes why not drag your rotten luggage over me.

Walked on and ignored,
covered in rust,
my yellowing fibres resembling dust.

Rug!
Rug!
Rug!

Composed and recorded for broadcast on RedShift Radio, 20th November 2017 at 2pm, for ArtsLab Series 2 Episode 47.

Monday, November 13, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.46: Snow

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 46: Snow
Broadcast Monday 13 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Quick Fisted Blizzard
Deborah Edgeley, The Candle Burns
Mark Sheeky, Snow In My Dreams
Stephen Pennell, Santa Needs To Go The Gym
Lavinia Murray, Snow Poker
Stephen Pennell, Winter's Here
Andrew Williams, Blizzard
Lavinia Murray, The Abominable Snow-Bobble-Head
Steven Goodwin, The Truth About Snowmen
Mark Sheeky, Snowlophone
Mark Sheeky, I Snowman
Rebecca Cherrington, Winter Tale
Deborah Edgeley, 50 Words For Snow
Mark Sheeky, All My World Has Turned To Winter

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Monday, November 06, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.45: Money

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 45: Money
Broadcast Monday 6 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Joy France.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Interesting
Tim Prevett, Jen Haugan Interview
Tim Prevett, Jen Haugan Sonic Ensemble Edit
Lavinia Murray, Counting Money On My Tongue
Lavinia Murray, Valery's Salary
Steven Goodwin, Little Jimmys Savings
Stephen Pennell, From Your Dearest
Mark Sheeky, Money
Rebecca Cherrington, Money
Lavinia Murray, Counting Short
Robert Burgess, Imperial Currency
Andrew Williams, Coins
Stephen Pennell, Misery

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Monday, October 30, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.44: Chess

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 44: Chess
Broadcast Monday 30 October 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Aneta Talbot.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, The Anomaly Chasing Chess Set
Mike Fuller, The King of Trees
Andrew Williams, Chess
Helen Kay, Six Ways of Looking at a Chess Piece
Robert Burgess, I Hate Chess
Mark Sheeky, Pawn Off The Board
Lavinia Murray, Rook
Rebecca Cherrington, Chess
Lavinia Murray, Fairy Chess Piece

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Monday, October 23, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.43: Memory

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 43: Memory
Broadcast Monday 23 October 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guests Claire Rocuzzi, Mike Daws & Autumn Evans.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Everything We See Is A Memory
Lavinia Murray, Forget It
Ian Parr, Moon Landing
Andrew Williams, Follow The Leader
Steven Goodwin, Your Mind
Deborah Edgeley, Time Falling
Lavinia Murray, Weedkiller
Mark Sheeky, Bubbles
Lavinia Murray, Medieval Mnemonics
Rebecca Cherrington, Memory
Mike Fuller, Without Fail

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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Specialist, The Anti-Artist

Artists often become specialists, gradually becoming better and better at their chosen technique to the point of mastery, yet this, like any restriction, is a death of creativity, and thus the death of artistry. In such artists, their technique becomes less and less creative as it becomes more and more focused and refined (consider, for example, a hyper-realistic portrait painter). The philosophy at work is that the subject is what is creative in such artists, not the technique, yet frequently this too becomes more and more restricted because as artists attain their mastery they tend to specialise in subjects as well as in their craft, specialising in portraits, or trees, or animals, limiting both their subject and their technique, always moving down a narrower and narrower tunnel as they work over the years, more and more constricted, mechanical, blind. At this point, is the artist creative at all? More to the point, does and artist need to be creative?

The answer is of course, yes, yes! The point of art is creativity, to discover new things and to push humanity towards new ideals. If art is about humanity, communication between people, then the artist must be an explorer and curious, a communicator or feelings and ideas. To specialise is to become more mechanical, as machine-like as our hyper-realistic portrait painter. A camera or computer can never be an artist, they can only communicate what it means to be a camera or a computer, which is of interest only to other cameras (or academics, the killers of art by analysis).

The artist is an explorer, and what he or she explores is the new, the future, things that are now unseen. The only way this can be accomplished is creatively. Specialisation limits creativity, and at its most extreme is a hindrance, not an aid.

If art is about creativity, how can an artist learn? Advancement is ruling in and ruling out, evolution, and mastery of technique is important if an artist is to create good quality work, yet an artist must always be aware of the limitations of specialisation. In short, the ideal artist is master of all techniques, and able to pick and choose the best one for each situation.

It is always more creative, and a greater display of ability, to be good at several techniques than to master any one.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.42: Modern Philosophers

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 42: Modern Philosophers
Broadcast Monday 16 October 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Steven Goodwin.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Deborah Edgeley, An Uncanny Solitary
Mike Fuller, John Cage
Mark Sheeky, Homage to 4:33 by John Cage
Andrew Williams, Nietzsche
Stephen Pennell, New Wisdom
Spephen Pennell, Ideology
Lavinia Murray, Descartes Dinner
Lavinia Murray, Jean Baudrillard Goes Shopping
Rebecca Cherrington, Philosophers
Lavinia Murray, Swedenborg

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Creativity

Or why creative ideas are unpopular, and popular ideas are uncreative!

Governments eschew the value of having a creative economy, the value of creativity. Free thinking and creative acting has great benefits. Revolutionary ideas demand it, and can transform the world drastically for the better. Yet, governments rarely actually mean that they would actually like creative ideas. For a start, creative ideas are always and necessarily subversive, and always and necessarily unpopular.

Even in art, projects often list in their success criteria for an idea or submission that it is creative, which is rarely true. Someone, at some point, must after all judge which idea is the most creative. The result must surely be the least fashionable and least popular, criteria which are rarely selected for, and even more rarely desirable. Sometimes, briefs or specifications for art projects request that a proposal is creative and engages the public, which is impossible. Creativity and public engagement are opposites. The more creative you are, the more out of step with median opinion. That's what being creative means.

The creative idea is any idea that differs from consensus. The more creative the idea, the more it differs from the consensus view. This also shows why creativity is related to madness because a mad idea is also an idea that differs from consensus.

This understanding has important implications for artists, as art is an industry driven by creativity. An artist must choose between a creative idea, which is unpopular, or a popular idea that is uncreative. People tend to need a degree of popularity to survive. There are many more uncreative artists successfully creating their mediocre, mainstream paintings, objects, designs, than genuinely creative artists.

One must also ask, what benefit does the supremely creative idea have, if it is unpopular with everyone? Of course, ideas and tastes change, and one important factor of art is in driving trends. Art creates new, unpopular, ideas, which become popular. This is why creativity is important, it is the embryo of the future. Change is inevitable, and the creative idea determines what things change into.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, October 09, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.41: Fruit

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 41: Fruit
Broadcast Monday 9 October 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Neil Mackensie.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Ian Parr, The Orange Tree with Intro
Lavinia Murray, My Song
Andrew Williams, Fruit Salad
Helen Kay, 1963 Apple
Mark Sheeky, And There Is Light
Stephen Pennell, Its A Trap
Claire Bassi, There Are Fruits
Lavinia Murray, The Plucky Scuffler
Rebecca Cherrington, Fruit
Lavinia Murray, Scuba Diving In Fruit Smoothies
Steven Goodwin, Fruit Midas
Andrew Williams, I Should Eat More Fruit

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Monday, October 02, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.40: Underground

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 40: Underground
Broadcast Monday 2 October 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest John Royle.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, War Of The Worms
Lavinia Murray, What I Found In The Ground
Steven Goodwin, From My Overground Pit
Stephen Pennell, Cellar
Mike Fuller, Winter Seascape
Rebecca Cherrington, Underground
Mark Sheeky, Underground
Lavinia Murray, Undergrounded

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cover Versions and Perfectionism

Music artists tend to get to an age when they record cover versions, and I always saw that as a sign of a lack of creativity. There is another trend that affects artists too, wanting to update past work. That is something I can relate to.

This applies to visual artists too. Gradually as you learn, you improve, get better, better, and suddenly reach a step, when you look back at your earlier work and think... I could have done that so much better now. Of course, it's difficult to repaint a work, the feeling would be lost, but in many craft areas, such as framing and presentation, it's all too tempting to want to remake something. My first Love Reliquary was very much a learning process; my first attempt at gilding and many other things, so last year I decided to remake it, build a second one. Not only did the second one take half the time, it looks twice as good.

The thing is, this can be a never ending task, so every choice must be weighed.

Now, I find myself unlucky enough to look back in horror at much of my old work and how I've presented it. I want to reframe, restore and neaten my old artwork, at least 300 of them! As you might expect, rather than being a fun task it's an obsessive perfectionist nightmare, but it must be done.

We can't always run ahead, sometimes we must pause, reassess, neaten, perfect what we have. Legacy isn't only an artists' last work, but a lifetime's worth

Monday, September 25, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.39: Tokyo

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 39: Tokyo
Broadcast Monday 25 September 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Tokyo
Mash Collective, Metamorphosis Jam
Trixi Field, A Flock Of Bath Mamas
Lavinia Murray, Tokyo
Robert Burgess, Tokyo
Lavinia Murray, Ode To Yoko Ono
Mike Fuller, Todmorden Paradise
Mark Sheeky, Shades of Tangerine and Pink
Rebecca Cherrington, Tokyo
Stephen Pennell, Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence

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Monday, September 18, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.38: Film Noir

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 38: Film Noir
Broadcast Monday 18 September 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Robert Burgess.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, The Big Sleep
Andrew Williams, The Maltese Falcon
Ian Parr, Brief Encounter
Mark Sheeky, The Lineage Of Patrick Hamilton
Lavinia Murray, Practical Arrangement
Stephen Pennell, White Heat
Helen Kay, Car Windows
Rebecca Cherrington, Film noir
Steven Goodwin, Film Noir
Mark Sheeky, The Dream Killers

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Monday, September 11, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.37: Mirrors

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 37: Mirrors
Broadcast Monday 11 September 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Phil Williams.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Mirror Duplicates
Stephen Pennell, She's Gone
Andrew Williams, I'll Be Your Mirror
Mark Sheeky, Empty Spaces
Steven Goodwin, Mirrors
Helen Kay, Bathroom
Rebecca Cherrington, Mirrors
Andrew Williams, Mirror Images
Lavinia Murray, What The Mirror Saw

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.36: Codes

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 36: Codes
Broadcast Monday 21 August 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Encryption
Mark Sheeky, Jacob's Ladder
Andrew Williams, Coded Message
Andrew Williams, The Power Of Eleven
Steven Goodwin, Codes
Lavinia Murray, Morsel Code
Rebecca Cherrington, Codes
Mark Sheeky, The Sea Of Mind

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Monday, August 14, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.35: Africa

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 35: Africa
Broadcast Monday 14 August 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Pamela Field.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Paradise Lost (A Clown Drenched In Brutality)
Lavinia Murray, I Woke Up To Find My Friends Had Mummified Me For A Laff
Andrew Williams, Voices And Drums
Lavinia Murray, Tie Dyed Lions
Rebecca Cherrington, Africa
Steven Goodwin, African Treasure

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Painting In 2017

It is 2017 and painting as an art form is at a great nadir. The proliferation of images due to a technological revolution, plus a swarm of decorative paintings, have discredited painting, and 2D images in general, as a force for great emotional communication.

Music too is suffering. Drama and dance, as yet immune to digitisation, are the dominant art forms. Even poetry recital is resurgent, an art form that is at least 3000 years old(!) has supplanted one that is merely a few hundred.

Yet the storm driven by technology, by the impact of social media, but ten years old, is abating.

The brain operates using images; these will always constitute art. Painting is superior to photography and digital art because it is difficult. What is easy is ubiquitous, any idiot can do it. Less people can do what is difficult, and the most difficult things are the domain of genius. It is for this reason that painting will not only survive digitisation, but forever be an important art form.

ArtsLab S2 Ep.34: Medicine

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 34: Medicine
Broadcast Monday 7 August 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Ann Roach.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Homeopathy
Lavinia Murray, Sugar The Pill
Steven Pennell, Medicine
Andrew Williams, Tell Your Doctor
Claire Bassi, Microscopic
Mark Sheeky, Lost In The Tube
Rebecca Cherrington, Medicines
Mark Sheeky, Medicine Man
Steven Goodwin, Medicine

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Monday, July 31, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.33: The Dark Ages

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 33: The Dark Ages
Broadcast Monday 31 July 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Light Into Darkness
Deborah Edgeley, Ship Of Fools (Tribute to Jeanette Winterson's Gut Symmetries)
Mike Blow, Colony Extract
Lavinia Murrray, It's Been Dark For Ages
Andrew Williams, My Dark Ages
Mark Sheeky, Out Of The Darkness
Lavinia Murrray, Plain Chanting Hipster
Steven Goodwin, The Dark Ages
Stephen Pennell, Stokers
Rebecca Cherrington, Dark Ages
Lavinia Murrray, F.W. Mursque
Helen Kay, Petrarch
Mark Sheeky, Darkness Into Light

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Monday, July 24, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.32: Birds

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 32: Birds
Broadcast Monday 24 July 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Catherine Green.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, On Certain Days I'm A Bird
Chris Driver, Peregrination
Mark Sheeky, Murmuration
Lavinia Murray, Stuffed Birds
Mark Sheeky, The Victorian Cabinet
Helen Kay, Black Faced Bunting
Mark Sheeky, Lone Starling
Andrew Williams, Scrabble's Birdhunt
Crow, Crow
Rebecca Cherrington, Birds
Mike Fuller, The Blackbird
Steven Goodwin, Birds In The Nightclub
Mark Sheeky, Anxious Sparrow In The Garden

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Monday, July 17, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.31: Computers

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 31: Computers
Broadcast Monday 17 July 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Mary Valentine Williams.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Dr. Mike Blow, Colony (Extract)
Matt Nin, Troubleshoot 390
Andrew Williams, 1995
Steven Goodwin, Computers And My Dragon
Rebecca Cherrington, Computers
Mike Fuller, Tall Structures
Lavinia Murray, Frozen Embryo Computer

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Monday, July 10, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.30: God

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 30: God
Broadcast Monday 10 July 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Claire Lewis-Jones.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, One Dream Is All It Takes
Lavinia Murray, Egon Raspberry Meets His Maker
Steven Goodwin, Belief
Andrew Williams, Exodus
Mark Sheeky, Beyond The Horizon
Rebecca Cherrington, God
Lavinia Murray, Soldier

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

The New Renaissance

If the history of art tells us anything, if the history of science does, is that discoveries never end, and that new, vast worlds are always unexpected. I would imagine that in 1840, visual artists had considered their art refined to the ultimate degree, yet it was merely the start of what we call Modern Art, due to photography.

Now, as then we stand on the cusp of a new dawn. The Internet marks the start of a new epoch for humanity. What makes people different from animals is that we can learn and teach. Chimpanzees can learn skills, like breaking a nut with tool for example, by watching other chimps, but if that chain is broken, the knowledge is lost and a chimp must become an inventor again to relearn a skill that countless forbears has learned countless times. Humans did this at first, but soon, information stuck. Speech was developed, stories could be passed on, and knowledge through the generations and to other tribes. This was first first epoch of intelligent life. Written language was the next great leap, then printing which led to mass literacy, then electric communication which permitted the instant conveyance of the latest ideas, and now the Internet, allowing collaboration and the instant access of the best knowledge, the latest information instantly.

This new epoch has and will change humanity forever, and will change art too. The peaks of exceptional humans of the past are now sanded smooth by waves of people, vast numbers of great people who can now share ideas instantly. This is the age of the genius, which makes it harder for exceptional people to excel, but being exceptional was never easy.

In visual art, the twentieth century was all about exploring the palette, the genres of art from pure abstraction, to realism. From surrealism to symbolism, from craft to conceptualisation. In music, this was largely done by Bach's time, in that the scales and chords were then known; of course, music changed too in the twentieth century with serialism and other developments, but the basic structures and rules were set centuries ago, as they were in literature and drama millennia ago.

Leonardo da Vinci argued that visual art is superior to the other arts because it communicates with the most sacred of organs, the eye. Holiness aside, humans communicate primarily with vision. Like other primates we learn be seeing other, empathic communication. Other senses are secondary to vision. Television is vastly more popular than radio. Music can touch emotions instantly, but it struggles to communicate intellectual information. Images are how the brain operates. How often have you dreamed a sound? Or a smell? Or a touch? Or a poem? Images are the key to the way our minds work, and art is about mind touching mind.

Thus, visual artists can now at last rejoice! Here we stand upon the crest of a dawn, and one that is yet to be seized. It is ironic that the new soup of information creates apathy, rather than opportunity. From soups, islands must rise. The foam will disperse!

The visual arts are set to begin, at last. There has been no Bach of visual art, no Mozart, no Beethoven. Visual artists have become specialists in their narrow genre, this is the doom of the innovator, but now the time of innovation is ended, and yet few see this. As in any art, especially one so very badly trained as painting, people spend a long time exploring and not building, although to build palaces we must first know all of our materials.

The palette is set, and now it is time to explore it, and use it to lighten up the great darkness that pervades contemporary society. This is at least my goal. Perhaps it is all of our goals now. As machines replace each function, to create a love art will probably be our destiny as a species.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, July 03, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.29: Cars

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 29: Cars
Broadcast Monday 3 July 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Jacki Clark.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Jonathan Tarplee, Cars vs Humans on Planet Earth (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Popemobile (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Tiny Roadside Plants (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Car Carpe Diem (2017)
Steven Goodwin, My Betsys (2017)
Trixi Field, Sonnet to our family 1964 VW Camper Van (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Cars (2017)
Kira Bassi, On Cars (2017)
Andrew Williams, Cyndi Orbison, I Drove All Night (2017)

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
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Monday, June 19, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.28: Crystals

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 28: Crystals
Broadcast Monday 19 June 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Christian Turner.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Crystal Boy (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Liquid Crystals (2017)
Andrew Williams, Fractal Crystallography (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Crystals (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Invention Of Sand (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Copious Crystals (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Crystals (2017)
Kira Bassi, The Invasion (2017)
Claire Bassi, Poem (2017)
Helen Kay, Simon Says (2017)
Trixi Field, Life Time (2017)
Lavinia Murray, It's Alive (An Improvised Poem) (2017)

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
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Monday, June 12, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.27: Trees

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 27: Trees
Broadcast Monday 12 June 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guests Nicola Coxon and Barbara Barlow.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, I'm a Border Hoarder (2017)
Steven Goodwin, If I Were Wise By The Meaning Of Poetry (2017)
Sue Moult, The Mighty Oak (2017)
Andrew Williams, Sycamore Trees (2017)
Deborah Edgeley, An Oak I'll Be (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Get With The Tree (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Trees (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Brian Was a Beaver (2017)
Trixi Field, The Oak (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The First And Last Tree (2017)

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Monday, June 05, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.26: Borders

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 26: Borders
Broadcast Monday 5 June 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guests Peter Williams and Andrew Howe.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Helen Kay, Café de Paris (2017)
Deborah Edgely, Human Line (2017)
Andrew Williams, Crossing The Border (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Improvised Poem (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Borders (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Fringes Of The Mandelbrot Set (2017)
Michael Murray, Careful (2017)
Adrian Di Matteo, Finnegan's Wake (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Borders (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Raise The Borders (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Perpetual Change (2017)

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Monday, May 22, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.25: The Letter D

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 25: The Letter D
Broadcast Monday 22 May 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Helen Kay, Dee (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Destination D (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Dance Of D (2017)
Lavinina Murray, Dashing Darting Dentures (2017)
Lavinina Murray, You Promised Me The Stars (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Departures To D (2017)
Lavinina Murray, D Sans-Serif (2017)
Simon Ross, In Deed (2017)
Rory Coward, The Last Laugh (2017)
Lavinina Murray, Inside The Wall Cavity With Letter D (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, The Letter D (2017)
Steven Goodwin, The Letter D (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Destiny: The Summit of the Caldera (2017)

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Monday, May 15, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.24: Insects

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 24: Insects
Broadcast Monday 15 May 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, The Myth Of The Caddisfly Knight (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Unsects (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Requiem For A Midge (2017)
Mike Fuller, The Brave By Nicholas Rowe (2017)
Michael Murray, Riverflies (2017)
Andrew Williams, I Am A Fly (2017)
Andrew Williams, Bumblebee (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Caterpillar (2017)
Trixi Field, Morning Face (2017) Mark Sheeky, Dreams of Flight (2017)
Lavinia Murray, I'm Just A Normal Bee (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Antisects (2017)
Trixi Field, Airborne (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Greenfly Trapped In A Raindrop On A Rose Leaf (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Insects (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Spring Picnic (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Queen Ant Flies Too High And Panics (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Ant Philosopher (2017)

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Painting Thoughts: The Resurrection Of Napoleon Bonaparte

My paintings are often quite complex to understand and I find that they really come alive with some explanation, so I've begun to create some videos about them. I thought I'd share my latest one and a few written words too.

Here is Te Resurrection of Napoleon Bonaparte, an oil on canvas work from 2016. The spark of the idea came from last 2015, when someone came into the Macc Art Lounge, a pop-up shop in Macclesfield where I had some work on show. They were looking for paintings of The White Nancy, a local monument, and a popular subject for artists, so I volunteered to paint it. The idea captured my imagination, and I looked up the history of the odd shaped building.

It turned out to be a Napoleonic monument, and I found it irresistible to include Napoleon in the sky, charging heroically away to a glorious horizon. The image was so strong that I was determined to include him, yet made of sky, a ghost, an ever presence. The monument on a high hill was such a perfect position for the charging once-emperor. It's almost as though the famous David painting, which I knew well, was made for Bollington.

Much of my art is about art or references other artworks. In the way the music builds upon predecessors, so does visual art, and each painting now, in this so-called "post modern" era, needs these vital guides more than ever. I think "post modern" is a somewhat bold academic name for this current epoch. It implies that visual art has all been discovered, and now we must merely mop-up the visual pieces and explore and reformulate existing discoveries, rather than discover new things - when of course there are vast numbers of undiscovered art genres and classifications out there - when the well-tempered chromatic scale was documented in music by Bach, did he consider music complete?!

However, onward to the painting!

Some technical bits not mentioned in the video. It's oil on canvas in two layers and uses a walnut oil in amber medium for glazing, which gives it an amazing visual quality in real life. Interestingly, David didn't have access, or not much access, to Napoleon, who didn't see the point of realism in art and didn't consider a likeness important at all. So even in David's work (one of the five his studio completed) has only approximate stabs at a likeness, each different.

When I conceived this, a glorious dawn was coming, not a storm. Who knows which was true? I'd like to think the former. Artists might reference the past and its artistic history, connecting with a rich seam of cultural metaphor rooted in nature, yet art should document the present. These are strange times for humanity, but I think, great ones of peace and prosperity, beyond the fearful dawn. In such times artists, not warriors, must become the heroes.

Monday, May 08, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.23: Space

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 23: Space
Broadcast Monday 8 May 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest John Hartshorn.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Ian Parr, The Planets: Earth (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Earth Response (2017)
Ian Parr, The Planets: Venus (2017)
Michael Murray, Dark Energy (2017)
Andrew Williams, Orbit (2017)
Ian Parr, The Planets: Neptune (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Spacers (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Cosmic Versus Cosmetic Space (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Wolf Space Programme (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Pluto Sputnik Planetia (2017)
Ian Parr, The Planets: Mercury (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Stranded At Moonbase Eight (2017)
Ian Parr, The Planets: Uranus (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Space (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Space (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Black Hole (2017)

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Monday, April 24, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.22: Tuesday

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 22: Tuesday
Broadcast Monday 24 April 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Tuesday Betrays (2017)
Lavinia Murray, When Goblins Meet (2017)
Michael Murray, George (2017)
Lavinia Murray, When Goblins Meet 2 (2017)
Deborah Edgeley, Who Chose Choose-a-day (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Tuesday on Sunday (2017)
Claire Bassi, Tuesday (2017)
Ken Dodd, Happiness (1961)
Lavinia Murray, Tuesday (2017)
Venture Lift, The Diamond Way (Finnegan's Wake) (2017)
Helen Kay, Tuesday (2017)
Marianne Faithful, Ruby Tuesday (1995)
Steven Godwin, Descendants (2017)
Andrew Williams, Shrove Tuesday (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Two For One Tuesday (2017)
Andrew Williams, Tyr's Day (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Tuesday Tiger (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Tuesday (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Death Of Tuesday (2017)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Music & Video Synchronisation

Spent all day working on how to create a text file like this, various frame numbers of events in a piece of music (accurate to a 44100hz sample!). This was very frustrating as I was 384 mysterious samples out for each note. After working at it for many hours, I just added 384 to everything! Although this isn't ideal, it's probably the best solution anyway, as fixing this big might make my existing music out of time with newer tracks.

These frame numbers make it possible to create perfectly synchronised videos to a particular soundtrack. I used something similar for the Challenger video, which I hope to remaster in HD soon. There's a post about how I made that on here somewhere.

I hope to use this to create more videos soon for Cycles & Shadows. It can be time consuming to synchronise videos exactly, but something like Avisynth and Open Office spreadsheets can be combined to make a text-based animation system!

Monday, April 17, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.21: Descendants

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 21: Descendants
Broadcast Monday 17 April 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Rebecca Smith.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, American Quilt Face (2017)
Andrew Williams, The Descent of Man (2017)
Mike Fuller, Quotes By Dr. Jacob Bronowski (2017)
Lavinia Murray, These Are My Descendants Being Processed (2017)
Epiphany Now, Finnegan's Wake (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Descendants (2017)
Trixi Field, A Ducking Romance (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Corridors of Nothing Menopause (2017)

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Art And Faith

Sometimes in art, in anything where you want to excel, you have to stop comparing yourself to others, and even your own past. As beginners we charge ahead in joyous ignorance, but then we learn about the great things that others have done, and learn from them. After a certain time we must sever that connection too, and make a brave leap, not comparing our work with anything, having only faith in something new and different, releasing the child to the world and its independence. The best art always takes faith.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, April 10, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.20: Chemistry

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 20: Chemistry
Broadcast Monday 10 April 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guests John and Ailsa Booth.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Oh Ytterbium (2017)
Andrew Williams, Deadly Chemicals (2017)
Mary & Sarah Jewell, Finnegan's Wake (2017)
Mike Fuller, Dr. Jacob Bronowski, City Summer (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Mothra Is About To Hatch (2017)
Mike Fuller, Dr. Jacob Bronowski, The Death of Garcia Lorca (2017)
Ailsa & John Booth, No One Ever Sang Quite Like Billie (2012)
Christopher Casson, Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be (1967)
Steven Goodwin, Everything's Made Of Chemicals (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Chemistry (2017)
Michael Murray, Match Stick (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Sub Atomic Pingpong, Cricket And Chemistry Sets (2017)
Mike Fuller, Dr. Jacob Bronowski, Take Your Gun & Untitled (2017)

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Monday, April 03, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.19: Furniture

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 19: Furniture
Broadcast Monday 3 April 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest John Harrison.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Chair On A G-String (2017)
Helen Kay, The Aunts House (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Helen's Piano (2017)
Edward Henderson & Lavinia Murray, I Dust Skinheads With Icing Sugar (2017)
Rory Coward, Retired Furniture (2017)
Maharajah, Ann Alive (Finnegans Wake) (2017)
Claire Bassi, Dreams Of Karlanda (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Dream House (2017)
Simon Ross, Solitaire (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Helen's Backwards Piano (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Comfortable (2017)
Klaut MD, Amazon Tripe (2017)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.18: Mystery

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 18: Mystery
Broadcast Monday 27 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Ted Eames.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Deborah Edgeley, It's A Mystery (2017)
Andrew Williams, Murder Mystery 1 (2017)
Michael Murray, The Mysteries Of Preferment (2017)
Andrew Williams, Murder Mystery 2 (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Who He (2017)
Steven Goodwin, The Mystery (2017)
Body Bender, Delays (Finnegans Wake) (2017)
Andrew Williams, Murder Mystery 3 (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Mystery (2017)
Andrew Williams, Murder Mystery 4 (2017)
Mash Ensemble, Crash Poem (2017)
Andrew Williams, Murder Mystery 5 (2017)

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Monday, March 20, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.17: Sweden

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 17: Sweden
Broadcast Monday 20 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Simon Ross.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Swish Noire (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Herr Mannelig (2017)
Andrew Williams, Abba By Ikea (Some Assembly Required) (2017)
Ingmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal (1957)
Deborah Edgeley, Acorns (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Captured (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Dubbing (2017)
Simon Ross, Finnegans Wake (2017)
Claire Bassi, Gothernberg Spring (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Sweden (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Swedenborg (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Swedenborg (2017)
Griselda Sanderson, Nickelharpa (2014)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.16: The Moon

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 16: The Moon
Broadcast Monday 13 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Ian Parr, Ode To The Moon (2017)
Andrew Williams, How Many Ancestors Do I Have (2017)
Matt Nin, Apollo Problem (2017)
Andrew Williams, The Moon (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Moon Tango (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Angel On The Moon (2017)
Michael Murral, Moon Tango (2017)
Matt Nin, Moonlanding (2017)
Lavinia Murray, The Moon (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Lost On The Moon (2017)
Trixi Field, In The Stillness (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, The Moon (2017)
Steven Goodwin, The Moon (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Fantasy on Au Clair De La Lune (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Luna (2017)
Trixi Field, Wishes To The Moon (2010)

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Monday, February 27, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.15: Ancestors

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 15: Ancestors
Broadcast Monday 27 February 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Richard Chadwick.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Matt Nin, Prehistory Part 1 (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Fantasy on Greensleeves 1 (2017)
Deborah Edgeley, The Old Ribbed Butter Pat (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Fantasy on Greensleeves 2 (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Ancestors & Ancestral Tree (2017)
Michael Murray, Lineage (2017)
Nin, Prehistory Part 2 (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Ancestors (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Ancestor (2017)
David Lynch, These Are My Friends (2011)
Matt Nin, Prehistory Part 3 (2017)

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Monday, February 20, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.14: Gateways

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 14: Gateways
Broadcast Monday 20 February 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Trixi Field.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Shadowed Tunnel (2017)
Imaginary Fly, Gateways (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The First Door (2017)
Lavinia Murray, LA (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Door Two (2017)
Andrew Williams, The Gateway (2017)
Lavinia Murray, LA (distant) (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Gateway 2 (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Rustic Door (2017)
Trixi Field, The Meres: Night Hunters (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Red Doors (2017)
Trixi Field, Harry's Waterside Bar (2000)
Mark Sheeky, Stepping Out (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Gateway 1 (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Garden Gate (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Ocean Gate (2017)
Michael Murray, Emigrant Song (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Gateway (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The 7th Bell (2012)
Steven Godwin, The Gateway Cheat (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Cavern Of Doors (2017)
Trixi Field, The Meres: Sunset (2017)

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Monday, February 13, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.13: Love

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 13: Love
Broadcast Monday 13 February 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 1 (2017)
Matt Nin, Forbidden Love (2017)
Claire Bassi, Soul Writer (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 2 (2017)
Andrew Williams, Tennis Elbow (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Loneliness And Divine Love (2012)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 3 (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Ghost Love Poem (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 4 (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Love (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 5 (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Fairy Tales Do Come True (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 6 (2017)
Lavinia Murray, The Catastrophic Distinction Boundary Begins Anew (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Love Poem 3 (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Love (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 7 (2017)
Michael Murray, Reassuring Smile (2017)
Trixi Field, The Storm (2017)
Michael Murray, Valentine Card (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Love Scene Part 8 (2017)
Jonathan Tarplee, Venus Vesuvius (2017)

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ArtsLab S2 Ep.12: Dinosaurs

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 12: Dinosaurs
Broadcast Monday 6 February 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Dean Fraser.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Matt Nin, Dino Hunt (2017)
Michael Murray, Relics 1 (2017)
Trixi Field, The Meres: Ripples (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Tyrannosaurus Rex (2017)
Michael Murray, Relics 2 (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Black Food (2017)
Michael Murray, Changeling (2017)
Helen Kay, Hennosaur Evolution (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Dinosaurs (2017)
Steven Goodwin, My Pet Dinosaur (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Folia (2017)
Matt Nin, Jurassic Jam (2017)

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Monday, January 30, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.11: Words

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 11: Words
Broadcast Monday 30 January 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, Interlude 1 (2017)
Michael Murray, John Paston Writes Home (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Interlude 2 (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Interlude 3 (2017)
Lavinia Murray, Alphabet Into The Past (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Interlude 4 (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Dark Cliffs (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Words (2017)
Michael Murray, Conversation At A Bus Stop (2017)
Tony Banks, In The Dark (1979)
David Lynch, Strange And Unproductive Thinking (2011)
Rebecca Cherrington, Words (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Interlude 5 (2017)
Lavinia Murray, A Vat Of Verbals (2017)
Matt Nin, Conversation (2017)

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Monday, January 23, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.10: Mountains

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 10: Mountains
Broadcast Monday 23 January 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Lavinia Murray.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Rick Wakeman, Hall Of The Mountain King (2012)
Trixi Field, The Meres: Ice Blossom (2017)
Helen Kay, Swiss Rail Holiday (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Train (2005)
Mark Sheeky, Himalaya (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Marble Steps (2008)
Rebecca Cherrington, Mountains (2017)
Steven Goodwin, Mountcushmore (2017)
Mark Sheeky, The Dark Cliffs (2017)

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Art Symphonies

So many new ideas in progress! Such excitement. I've said this before, art should have structure and I'm working on new art shows that create curated structural forms that reflect two-dimensional art works like subtle rhymes in poetry to create new things, new feelings and presentations in shows that are multi-sensory, multi-emotional and multi-media. I aim to combine 2D art, words, music and other senses into experiences that transform and convey in exciting ways. I'm now reformulating all of my works towards this.

In music, fragments are often written here and there, picked up, notes, transformed, and then these simple motifs are expanded. I started to do with in images right at the beginning, inspired then partly by fractals, in paintings like The Migraine Tree, where the eye repeats in different forms throughout the image.

This is internal structure, unified by the eye, which varies. It is always important to see the whole structure of an artwork, and an art exhibition (event, show, creation, there is no adequate word for these things) is exactly the sort of thing that demands a global structure. It is exhibitions that use this global structure which I will develop this year.

This is an extension of a process. All of my exhibitions so far have been themed, and from the start I have instinctively aimed to create structures like this; The Seventh Circle exhibition, for example, divided the venue into Heaven and Hell with a curtain, each half playing different sounds, heavenly and hellish music, each half lit differently too. The Phenomenology of Love extended the concept to create many different areas for the paintings, each lit and sounding differently and with different decor.

From now on I'll fix and then create works specifically for these concepts, and so begin to build a new class of art symphonies.

Monday, January 16, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.9: Blue

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 9: Blue
Broadcast Monday 16 January 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Mark Willcox.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, What Is Blue (2017)
J.S. Bach, Unknown Organ Work (?)
Claire Bassi, January (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Homage To A Dying Art (2017)
André Popp arr. Mark Sheeky, Love Is Blue (1967)
Mark Sheeky, Love Is Red (2017)
Rebecca Cherrington, Blue (2017)
Plaything, Steven Goodwin (2017)
Trixi Field, The Meres: Boats (2017)
Mark Sheeky, Shiny Blue Ball (2017)
Blue Oyster Cult, The Reaper (1976)

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk