CNWL Visual Arts Students

Lecturer Veselinka Mclarnon

Collaborative project

Exploring Ways of seeing (John Burger).
Documentation Photography by Patrice Garden
Original Images taken by Veselinka Mclarnon at the Visual research
trip to Tate Modern on 2nd of May 2008
''Seeing comes before words.... It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world.. we explain that worlds with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it...The relation what we see and what we know is n e v e r s e t t l e d....'' (J.Berger) But forget Berger for a moment .... who is Banksy???/
Darren in front of the black board
Khobaib and Vishal
John Berger: It seems to me that I'm always involved in a process of trying to bring together and to make and to preserve a kind of wholeness. Given that, it is very hard to really separate strands. I mean, it is as though you are continually involved in making a bowl with clay, and it's very difficult to say where a bit of that clay came from and another bit, because by the time it is in your hands or it is in the form of that bowl, it is absolutely continuous, and there are no discrete bits in it. It isn't that I am a teacher giving information, it isn't that. I don't believe in the writer as expert. In fact, I believe in the writer as a man or a woman who has almost everything in common with the reader. The only difference is that the writer is perhaps able to define things, experiences, which normally are undefined. In other words, he perhaps brings to consciousness, brings something to consciousness. I mean, the writer can say what the reader knows but has not yet said, and therefore doesn't know that he knows, but no more than that.

[reading from Ways of Seeing by John Berger]
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.

Banksy..who is Banksy...???
Jane is creating barcode for ''seeing''
Perfoming arts Studnets at Tate Modern
Jane remeber it was worth waiting for the performing artists.. that day at Dollis Hill station
"According to Police statistics the average grafitti writer is male, aged between 13 and 16, and a virgin. Despite reports to the contrary Banksy is not your average grafitti writer. Hailing from the South West of England he describes his artwork as "attacking the monotony of property sloppily". Sources close to him describe a "useless Bristolian alcoholic " with no art school training who fell into his current career by accident. His technique involves spraying iconoclastic stencilled images on major city streets by night. The style is Punk Rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. A unique hybrid of the devious and the loveable."

BUT who is Banksy????