This text is written by Laura Hudson and was commissioned by artist Rachel Ara to accompany her work at the Barbican; with the aim of bringing into public domain some of the discursive, free ranging conversations the artist was having with the people around her, specifically around the idea of sweet spots and their political parallels. 'Work is made through a series of conversations so I wanted to share some of the ideas discussed that opened up the work more for me'.Read More
Revisiting the cult Children of the Stones series again last week as an adult didn't disappoint .
Children of the Stones is a British television drama serial made for children, first broadcast on ITV in 1976-77. I was 10 or 11 at the time and like many of my generation, it had an immediate appeal and left an indelible mark. Not only was the story gripping and unforgettable, it spoke of the conflicts between the rational and mystical, between conformity and resistance. The young characters were clever, thoughtful and treated as equals with as much sway on the narrative as the adults. With its real life setting, scientific enquiry and genuine thought provoking scare factor, Children of the Stones puts to shame the patronising and dumbed-down children’s TV of today.Read More
Laura Hudson is a London based artist with a background in film and media curation. This article was commissioned by the Lumen Prize for the Digital Arts Seminar, Hackney House, September, 29 2016. Here is her personal response to a thought provoking day of artist talks, exhibitions and panel discussions.Read More
The 3rd week of October has become a major feature of the London arts calendar. This year I visited a few arts fairs and found out what else makes up the annual London Arts Week.Read More