Thursday, 25 November 2021


Цей цікавий фільм про
Качалка. Качалка фітнес-зал
у Куів у Гідропарк. Я був
в Гідропаркі у вересень.
Цей фітнес-зал з машини і
Цей фільм директор Gar O’Rouke,
у 2020.

Качалка фільм, 2020. Gar O’Rouke, 2021.

O’Rouke, G. (2021) Kachalka [Інтернет].
Gar O’Rouke. Доступний з: <>
[Доступ на 25 листопад 2021].

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Sculpture & Poetry

I have written a proposal for a conference organised
by Henry Moore Institute in February, Sculpture &
. My paper title is Rodin, Rilke and Animated
. This is exploring motion and forms in poetry, in
sculpture and in motion graphics. I am using The
Rodin Books
[1903–07] (1986) written by Rainer Maria
Rilke as my starting point. In these, Rilke describes
movement in Rodin’s art. There are some beautiful
and vivid descriptions of a piece of motion returning to
itself, returning to marble. I am taking this idea and
applying it to animated loops, boils in motion
graphics and giving examples from Recipes for Baking
. In Rilke’s writing he compares this to
ancient cities, whose walls contain all public life
(Rilke, 1986, pp. 14–15). Bakhtin’s writings have an
almost identical description and I am comparing
these two forms. I am also including Bakhtin’s ideas
of chronotopes, uses of time and space taken from
Einstein’s ideas of relativity. Bakhtin applies
these to novels. I have a brilliant piece of analysis
by Christopher Bollas in Meaning and Melancholia
(2018). This is Bollas giving descriptions on work by
Albert Camus, The Outsider (2000). This is a
vivid articulation of a street scene in Camus’ novel
and is an example of a chronotope in action. I want to
compare this street scene to street scenes in
Recipes for Baking Bread. I include these in my
films to give references to what happened after
Holodomor. People travelled to cities to find food,
only to die from starvation when they arrived.
There are descriptions in Grossman’s novels,
Everything Flows (2011) of eerie and quiet queues in
streets where hungry peasants bought bread. Many of
these people were too hungry to eat, or survive.
Jerry Berman’s letters have similar examples of street
scenes. Enormous queues and an eerie, uncanny feeling.
    This conference is a brilliant opportunity to explore themes
of my paper and present my finished works. It takes
place in February 2022.

Drawings of Books: Sculpture and Poetry, 2021. Source: Author.

Recipes for Baking Bread: Street Scenes, 2021. Source:

Photos of queues outside a Torgsin store, near
Kharkiv, early 1930s. Photograph by Alexander
Wienerberger. Source: Holodomor Museum, n.d.

Drawings of Books: Everything Flows, 2021. Source: Author.

Jerry Berman’s Letters: digitisation, 2021. Source: Author.


Bakhtin, M. M. [1981] (2003) The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays. Translated from the Russian by M. Holquist and C. Emerson. In: Morris, P. ed. The Bakhtin Reader: Selected Writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev and Voloshinov. Reprinted ed. London: Edward Arnold, pp. 182-187.

Bollas, C. (2018) Meaning and Melancholia. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Camus, A. (2000) The Outsider. Translated from the French by J. Laredo. Reprinted ed. London: Penguin Books.

Grossman, V. [1989] (2011) Everything
. Translated from the Russian by R. Chandler
and E. Chandler with A. Aslanyan. London: Vintage.

Holodomor Museum (n.d.) Holodomor in Kharkiv Region. Photo by Alexander Wienerberger [Online]. Kyiv: Holodomor Museum. Available from: <> [Accessed 14 November 2021].

Rilke, R. M. [1903–07] (1986) The Rodin-Book: First Part. In: Rodin and Other Prose Pieces. Translated from the German by G. C. Houston. London: Quartet Encounters, pp. 1–43.

Saturday, 6 November 2021

I am Cuba (Я – Куба)

I am watching films. This includes I am Cuba, Я – Куба.
This is a Russian and Cuban co-production. Russian
production was by Soviet film studio Mosfilm.
Four stories tell perspectives of Cuban life in early
1960s. This is available from Soviet Movies Online,
a brilliant resource for Soviet, European, Ukrainian
and Polish cinema. This includes some fascinating
80s and 90s shows including Dekalog, a Polish
production form 1989 based on ten commandments,
all set in one housing estate in Warsaw.

I am Cuba (Я – Куба) directed by Mikhail
Kalatozov, 1964. Source: Soviet Movies Online, n.d.

Dekalog: One directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski,
1989. Source: Eastern European Movies, n.d.


Soviet Movies Online (n.d.) I am Cuba [Online]. Soviet Movies Online.
Available from: <>
[Accessed 6 November 2021].

Eastern European Movies (n.d.) Dekalog: One [Online]. Eastern European Movies.
Available from: <>
[Accessed 6 November 2021].

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Castlefield Gallery, Publication Schedules and Press

I presented my PhD in person this week. This was at
Castlefield Gallery Associates Hello Goodbye in

Manchester on Tuesday 26th of October. It was brilliant

to present physical work. It was also fascinating to

see physical responses as I passed my postcard
round and how people interacted with this work. I

answered questions about PhD research and Holodomor.

I also have a fantastic project reference in 32 Significant

, by Lisa Watts (2014).

Castlefield Gallery Associates: Postcards Presentation,
2021. Source: Author.

Castlefield Gallery Associates: Postcards Presentation,
2021. Source: Author.

32 Significant Moments
by Lisa Watts (2014). Source:
Watts, L. (n.d.).

I have full production schedules for production of
postcards for Recipes for Baking Bread. These include
publication dates of 31st of January. Time for
funding and collecting permissions for authors’ quotes.
This will involve a limited redesign after Christmas to
incorporate these changes. I have an information sheet
and plans for designs for invoices and receipts. This
schedule allows for a pre-publication and
publication price. These two prices mean I can sell
direct sales closer to cost price, taking into
account commission for shop sales.

Recipes for Baking Bread: Postcards Publication Schedules,
2021. Source: Author.

Recipes for Baking Bread
: Postcards Information Sheet,
2021. Source: Author.

I have launched this work on Instagram. I used a
brilliant images by Simon Weldon. This image was
part of Simon’s teaching work and is from a mobile
phone. I have one sale and three pre-orders. First
stages of this production is to get permissions
from publishers. Almost all my quotes are
owned by organisations now under Penguin.

Instagram Publication launch. Photograph by
Simon Weldon, 2021. Source: Author.

Watts, L. (n.d.) 32 Significant Moments: An Artist’s Practice as Research (Watts 2014) [Online]
Lisa Watts. Available from: <>
[Accessed 30 October 2021].

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Bound Art BookFair 2021: Publishing Outcomes

I am researching publishing. These images are from
Bound Art Book Fair 2021 at Whitworth Manchester.
My prices appear accurate, £7.00 for postcards
and £7.00 for draw Bibliographics. I have to
decide how I want to publish these, edition
numbers and I have to get permissions for my
quotes. There was also some brilliant references for
paper stocks and binding, including lots of
plastic combs and some riso printing. I am
creating full production schedules for this
work, to take place over 6–9 months.

The Form of the Book Edited by Sara De Bondt and
Fraser Muggeridge, 2021. Source: Author.

Paper stocks, 2021. Source: Author.

Double Fold Binding (Outwards), 2021. Source: Author.

Riso Guides by Spun Press, 2021. Source: Author.

Spun Press Ephemera, 2021. Source: Author.

Friday, 22 October 2021

Research Supervision with Lisa

 Friday 22nd October 2021

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, sixpence and shoes,
Fetters College, career tragectories, fashion
at Leeds, Film School, exploring Donbas, shows,
exhibitions and talks, preparations, Viva
maps, dates and exam preparations, thesis
documentations, sales, festival strategies,
costs, locations, tiers, other benefits,
shoes, wedding ceremonies and parties and
events, next steps (politics), sharing work,
thesis book, publishing, direct sales and
costs, blog, soanyway, participants packs,
glassine envelopes, Christian – Denmark,
Modular deliveries, external and internal
examiners, screenings at Leeds, Channel 4,
Northern Film School, fashion, pattern cutting,
PhD supervisions.

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Thesis Documentations

I have documented my final thesis books. A visual
essay of sorts is below. These images take reference
from Present & Correct (2021). This stationery
store shows studio shots of their projects online
and on Instagram. I used a grey background with
softboxes in photography studios. With a lot of
help from Simon Weldon I set this up for soft,
shadows, a flat non-gradient backgrounds and
soft light conditions by varying diffusion layers on
each softbox. These images are for my website, archives
and publicity.

Present & Correct, 2021. Source: Instagram.

Present & Correct, 2021. Source: Instagram.

Studio Set up, 2021. Source: Author.

Studio Set up, 2021. Source: Author.

Thesis Documentations, 2021. Source: Author.

Thesis Documentations, 2021. Source: Author.

Thesis Documentations, 2021. Source: Author.

Thesis Documentations, 2021. Source: Author.

Thesis Documentations, 2021. Source: Author.

Thesis Documentations, 2021. Source: Author.

Present & Correct (2021). Present / & / Correct [Online].
London: Present & Correct. Available fromL
<> [Accessed 9–16 October