martedì 6 dicembre 2011

Interview with Greg Farndon

Q. Who are you? Where are you from and where do you live now?

A. My name is Greg Farndon. I'm from the UK & i currently live in London.

Q. What is it that you do? What media do you use?

A. I have always been interested in using a variety of mediums, not necessarily being loyal to one over an other.

Its important to let the idea govern the material & be open to the possibility of change. I'm currently making assemblages that use mixed media.

Q. What do you think sets your work apart?

A. What sets everyones work apart is the individual making it. I am unaware if my stands out any more or less than the next persons.

The trick is to be happy with what you're making at the time. Writers are often told to write

about what they know, as the work will flow and be more believable for the reader. I think that sentiment extends throughout the arts.

Q. How long have you been showing your work for? Did you have a “big break?”

A. 'Big Breaks' as you put it are rare. I haven't shown for a long time but i hope, with the new direction my work is taking, i will exhibit

again next year.

Q. What are some things that have inspired you?

A. In an era where we walk around with the world in our pockets, surely everything has the potential to inspire.

Q. What have you been working on recently?

A. I think its always best hearing someone explain about the work rather than read about it. So much can be lost in written translation.

Like when an album is reviewed for a magazine. Whats written is never descriptive enough to do justice to the actual sound.

I would encourage anyone who may read this to visit my website and take a look.

Q. Do you listen to music while you create your work? If so, would you give some examples?

A. Music is a very important part of my life and work. Its an added dimension that assists with the process.

An invisible factor that can change the look, feel and structure of an idea. From the initial concept, to the title of a work.

As for examples.... Radiohead are alway a staple sound whilst i work. They create sounds that really fit my way of thinking and assist with my process.

I listen to a lot of movie soundtracks as well as individual artists. Jazz, blues, classical.... The list is endless, i'm just not great remembering names!

Some recommendations would be the soundtrack to the movie 'Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer'.

"Through Low Light And Trees' a beautiful album by an English Duo called 'Smoke Fairies'.

'The Boy And The Tree' By Susumu Yokota. His work is stunning! This list could go on. I would encourage people

to discover their own soundtracks. Thats the fun part, discovering something by chance that can enhance your process.

Q. Do you do work in any other media? Other projects not necessarily related to your main body of work?

A. I would like to work more in sound. It will happen as i like to traverse mediums and see what i'm capable of. Like i said before, i don't

have a particular loyalty to particular materials, so we'll see what happens. I do have two experimental sound ideas on the website 'Soundcloud'.

Q. What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?

A. I'm probably not the best person to ask but find a way of showing that suits you and just keep at it.

If you have no funds but you have the internet, you can show your work that way. Simply find what works for you.

Q. Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?

A. For the moment i'm concentrating upon making and then will focus on exhibiting. If someone shows an interest in my work, i'll happily show

but for now i'm continually making.

Q. Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

A. If you have a moment you can find me at