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January 29, 2015

Tate Modern

Tate Modern, 2nd Floor Shot,including a section of Richard Tuttle's installation, 
'I Don't Know, a Weave of Textile Language'. 
 Tate Modern, 2nd Floor Shot, window reflections and Richard Tuttle's installation, 
'I Don't Know, a Weave of Textile Language'.
‘Negative Value II (Mizar)’ (1982) Sigmar Polke
Tate Confidential
A shot from second floor of Tate Modern, looking down in part onto Richard Tuttle's massive fabric and wood installation.  I was taken by the shadows on the wall and the warm flame colour of Tuttle's piece entitled 'I Don't Know, a Weave of Textile Language'.  I am amazed by the number of people credited  to this piece, it reads like the credits scrolling at the end of an epic film.  The middle image is of a Sigmar Polke canvas it is colour coordinated with the interior images.  The Polke exhibition is a celebration of variety, experimentation and travelling on many different planes, aeroplanes, levels and planets.  The sketch pads and the multi medium work proves Polke is anything but a 'One Trick Pony', he's funny, he's brave, he's himself and he keeps moving and changing.  No one has harnessed him nor held him in any given style or medium, he's inspirational, extensive, original and free.

Hat in the Box

Hat in white box, tied with Holly's signature Red Bow
Red Bow, White Box at the Airport
I found my old hat blocks in the attic and I asked, Hat Maker, Holly Kennedy to put two top blocks together, with a rim turned upside down.  I wanted it to be very big, like Doctor Seuss's cat's hat. A dark black brown with an electric blue and brown ribbon and lining, so it is not as formal and sharp as a black, it is softer and can be worn with denims.  As I walked down the historic center in Rome a priest nearly bumped into me and ha stopped and looked up at me and realised that he had to keep going up that little bit extra to take in the size of the hat.  In this hat there is no escape, no room to hide, it's like being really really famous in 15 inches of hat height.  Class A celebrity status in one easy step of placing the hat on your head.

Brand Theft Auto

Fendi advert, Fiumicino Airport, Rome.  What a stunning larger than life printed advertising.
I am suprised at the violence of Grand Theft Auto, so I have stolen the game and rebranded 
and created Brand Theft Auto.  It was an automatic reaction and the guns have been replaced with cameras shooting.
'No Game No Gain'.

No Game, No Gain

June 1, 2014

Generous Acts

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2013
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2013 Sample Ventura Lambrate Milan Italy 2013 Designer, Maker and Artist Umberto Dattola presents his Daliesque meets Alice in Wonderland collection with a book and story on the characters who use the furniture.  Umberto takes us on a real Surreal trip.  We are all treated to cappucini delivered to us by steamingly good looking Designer Baristas with beards, William Morris eat your heart out.

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2012
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2012 Sample
The venue is Magazzini Generali, on the outskirts of center, there's a press presentation followed by a party with loud music and the International Design Glitter arty enterarge out in force, everyone's been given 'Throwies' (light flashers) and white gloves for a very pleasant fluorescent effect.  Philippe Stark, Marcel Wanders and many more Designer Stars and up and coming Starlettes and Starlads are there to add to the sparkle.

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2012
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2012 Sample
Magazzini General. Press conference with Philippe Stark discussing the role of design to International 

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2005
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2005 Sample
Jacopo Foggini presents Devotion, a collection of lights made from the same plastic used in the production of indicators for cars e.g. Fiats.  There is a massive chandelier, in the shape of a heart which is approximately 8m deep by 6m wide, and it is suspended in the dark church Basilica di Sant' Eufemia.  (Saint Eufemia lived in the ancient town of Chalcedon, near Istanbul, between the C3rd and C4th and was brutally tortured for her beliefs by the Roman emperor Diocletian. She was finally placed in the arena where lions were sent out to kill her but they refused, and, instead just licked her wounds. It is believed that she died of wounds from a wild bear in the arena).
It's stunning the lights are like Matisse's Jazz prints and the Pop posters of Andy Warhol, morfed into 3D lights.  What a powerful installation the lights are bathed in the  smell of incense Holy Smoke and saturated by the sound of classic La Scala operatic vibratos now this is impressive, highly emotional and dramatic.  This is the opera of design theatre, the Opera Theatre the strings holding up the heart that is holding down the steeple is pulling the heart strings of the people who enter this Holy emotionally charged electrical storm.  It's really a Surreal classic site, a Futurist's paradise and Jacopo Foggini has stolen my heart, this piece was and still is a show stopper. 

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2004
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2004 Sample
Vintage, well 2004 Milan Salone with Marti Guixe for Camper, Trienale, Swarovski Crystal Palace installation with Ron Arad, Tord Boontje, leading the way and enlightening us on LED installations.  Sound Track:  A mix of background ambient amd Future Music motifs dropped in and big thanks to David Bowie for Ode to Joy to accompany Tord Boontje's baubles and bangles, spinning, kinetic, monolithic, monster, Christmas lighting jungle jingle jangling red hoop tree.  Ron Arad appears in a green wooly cap and an orange scarf, cute huh.

May 31, 2014

The Drawing Room

Self Portrait

Draws Shoots and Leaves

Monotype Saint Francis of Assisi © Sally Titterington 2011

Life Drawing

'It's a Draw' film: Sally Titterington

Mill Memorabilia
A club night at Islington Mill, Manchester, Anni Rossi drawing with friends to music, with her over head projector drawing
contraption  back in time, March 2008. 
Now this just makes me want to get on the dance floor and draw.  

It's a Draw

Poster: Sally Titterington

'Off with Their Heads'
Poster for a Club night, Islington Mill Manchester... 'So much to answer for' (As Morrissey would sing)

Life Drawing 'Adam and Eve' Lidia and Samuel: Sally Titterington
'Adam and Eve'

Royal College of Arts Secrets Exibition 2014: Sally Titterington
RCA Secrets Card 2014

flavored shisha
smoke fills the air
Flying through
Kensington Gardens 
Burning sunshine
A woman in a full black yashmak
In a session with her personal trainer
In the deep dark lush green grass
A dog was on the run someone shouted Rabbit
What an unusual name for a dog?
You hear, see, smell up ideas 
In the speed of one's bike..

Poem Hyde Park 2013: Sally Titterington

On Your Bike


Word Design 2013: Sally Titterington
Predictive Text

Kinetic Wallpaper 'Coca Cola at Moulin Rouge'

Film: Sally Titterington Music: Katy Jungmann

Kinetic Wallpaper a Paris Poem