Saturday, 26 December 2009

Film Night from the 5-9 Exhibition

This was a really good night at the Power Hub, Maidstone, full of interesting site specific work and film views.
I was lucky enough to be able to show one of my pieces alongside other artists/tutors and students.

http://cathyrogers.blogspot.com/2009/12/film-night.html


http://www.5-9.org.uk/

Monday, 14 December 2009

Schopenhauer


Thinking about how we respond to surroundings and items around us, Can we ever escape the code and conventions embedded within them?

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Erwin Wurm and Jan Family






Manifesto's for ways in which we can adapt in alternative ways to our surroundings we inhabit. Idea's of appropriation...

This appropriation towards objects also comes across in Wurm's performative sculptures, and testing situations of human relation. Something I have attempted to explore previously, but have only scratched the surface....

Rediscovering Relational Aesthetics


I have recently come back to Bourriaud's ideals of a more relational state of how art can be produced, in which i find appeals to me greatly. However, this time i may be more inclined to accept other forms of spectatorship just as influential and effective, especially towards my practice.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009



"These objects were given to me as gifts by my ex partner. By asking people to talk about them in a way they see fit, I will attempt to deconstruct the meanings they originally held for me. Thus, eventually freeing the objects from those connotations which I would rather now forget."

Thursday, 19 November 2009

New Memory


One Shot piece.

This is a work in progress, exploring performative, and somewhat, ritualistic processes, in which to transform unwanted connotations with objects and by using various mediums in which to create these 'new memories'. The process itself poses many problems and contradictions to the intended outcome. However, i feel this crisis that constantly appears with performance and relational art plays a huge part in my work, and it what drives me to explore further.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


Thinking back over my time in Cambodia had recently prompted a memory that i can only imagine I had suppressed for good reason.
I chose to illustrate this text with an image taken that very night, of the Khmer New Year.
For me this photograph is the marking, the pinnacle, of which i got to know my brothers partner whom had, for her whole life, lived in Cambodia.

Having always grown up in a rural area of Cambodia, it was inevitable that the story she told me, of a half-human half-demon, was to be believed greatly by her, as her mother swears by an encounter of this creature.
Having a general fear of anything paranormal, i felt myself becoming increasingly uncomfortable as i was gaining more information about this 'being'. With this feeling not being helped by knowing i was practically in the jungle , the middle of nowhere with a culture I hadn't quite grasped yet, I could foresee my imagination starting to run wild.

So that's what leads to the relevance of this image. It was taken at a time when we were just finishing setting up the table of gifts for Buddha, a few minutes before my encounter with this story.

Interesting to find that just a single image can be effect our pattern of thinking. But I suppose this could be considered and applied to many aspects of everyday life.

This is some interesting reading of the subject mentioned:
http://seserak.blogspot.com/2005/12/sorcery-in-cambodia-little-perspective.html

Truman Brewery and Ameila's Magazine



http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/art/free-range-2009-photography-yo/2009/06/16/
Final Piece at UCA Degree Show and Exhibition at the Truman Brewery

www.cassandravervoort.com








Progression of work leading up to final piece.
Introducing wig to constructed meetings, and documenting the effects of this object. Before and after images give grounds for artist to see if an equilibrium has been restored after initial reactions have taken place.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Perec, Approaches to What?

By recently discovering Georges Perec's, Approaches to What?, the thought provoking text has driven me to carry on producing more photographic images, with this 'punctum' leading us to the rediscovered and defining point of a subject we often have no recollection of overlooking, or even feel we have reason to. These parts have become embedded in our lives, and their provenance, difficult to detect.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Khmer


Koh Kong



My Brothers diving shop and speed boat out to the Islands.
In an area like this, you must save yourself from your own situations.
There is no one to rescue you.

Friday, 16 October 2009


The last dusk I witnessed in Phnom Penh. This was sad, but a relief as the unfortunate event of becoming ill had somewhat tainted the perception of my experience there....

Cambodia


Travelling up to bathe in the waterfalls

Friday, 7 August 2009

Friday, 24 July 2009

Charlie Lane and Cassandra Vervoort



Girl; Lou Green

Taken with some nice Kodak 120

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Come to my party, there are lots of cakes.