When I wake up in the morning I always switch the radio on and listen to Radio 1, it’s always great starting my day with music! Something I heard today on the radio which has particularly connected with so I thought I’d do a little blog post about it… On the show today, Nick Grimshaw was live in LA interviewing Calvin Harris after talking a little bit about his new release with Rihanna This Is What You Came For .
He then made a really interesting point of how years ago during his first albums, they were more dancey, but he wanted to have more texture in his music so it felt more real. He then said how dance music can have the tendency to be “2D”. I think it was this reference which I can relate my work to… As much as a painting on a wall is fantastic to look at, it is still a painting on a wall, I am excited by the fact I can make 3d objects within Ceramics and I want people to experience these objects, to touch them. This is the thing which differentiates me from making 3D work as opposed to 2D.
What I’m trying to say is that I am making a real object, whereas often, a painting can a depiction of an object (such as Cezanne’s still life works) which links to what Calvin was saying about using actual instruments in his music, rather than it purely being electronic. This video shows Calvin Harris performing Blame with John Newman whilst playing the piano live.
It’s nice being able to connect with an artist from an entirely different creative path such as music, and one can source inspiration from all kinds of artwork, not just things from within one’s discipline/ specialist area. And I’m not saying there is a type of art which is more important than another, it depends on someone’s perspective, but, for me, my perspective is very 3d driven.