Author Archives : Tiger Nicholson


Category : sketch book one
Date : 19th November 2018

i met tom and james in the street they wanted me to be in a asmall part of a doc they where making about norfolk

documentary style some hired actors

it went really well , we got on really well and turned from their peice to collaboration by the second day

im gonna work with them alot more got some big ideas

interveiw on ID




change of plan

Category : sketch book one
Date : 19th November 2018

spoke to babak

he said every thrid year shoiw has a hut in the garden and theb tate thing angles my work to much makes you think ofhb here we go again in know what ive got here .. and hes esactly right

new plan

music work

Category : sketch book one
Date : 19th November 2018

a while back  i had an idea to do a short music work in collabortaion with one of my music peices it was going to be about faith and worship but in a raw real manner

ive started it

here are notes 

i plan on releasing it in two ways

the first more prevalent way the music i make will be made up of three sections maybe three songs but will be blureed together into one 10 to 15 min peice to be combined with video

second will be conventual music release songs on ep in music platorms

i want to plan a film with tom and james who i did norfolk project with to blur the lines between oprea,  music video, short film documenrty im picturing this confusing video beautifly filmed with acnowledgement of the camera breaking into singing and very normal short film documenrty vibes , something simular to how the music played out (confusing out of the normal musical structure)

the story of a man who wants to be a monk will be the basic frame for the film

it has a cover in the middle of a song

its going to be fantastic i can feel it in my balls

cross on the floor

Category : sketch book one
Date : 19th November 2018

the photos are before i broke my wrist , i made it using only wood and nails i found round the uni , this was incedably difficult partiually reusing old nails all where bent and broken .

i got new nails and 100 percent progress happened in a day

its the bottom half of a two part piece

i tried stabbing myself lightly with a needle in the same spot and its like tourcher incredably painfull with not much show exactly what i dont need i need lots of show less pain , sketches inculde a alternative 


ill and wrist

Category : sketch book one
Date : 19th November 2018

ive broken my wrist skating-boarding so work on my sculptrue cross of the floor has stopped for a few weeks

i also got really ill thew up for 20 hours the week after

havnt been able to make any thing

here is a serius of sketches plans and work i can do while throwing up on my broken wrist

as a studio performance piece

Category : sketch book one
Date : 19th November 2018

as a studio we did a performance piece

Babak asked us to do a presentation… but not to do a presentation … im fed up with the uni constantly telling me how not to conform its irritating and patronising.

we started by planning it

i found talking as together all three of us was hard, we agreed on a performance piece

H wanted to attach long fingers or long hands and all play the piano at a distance

C was good 1 on 1 when planning slash talking about ideas but in the group she was quiet didnt want to impose or depose anyones ideas

D had a complex would run with an idea for a while then after a bit next day disregard it want to completely change it like shed got sick of it or was scared of it

i wanted to not plan just bring stuff and see what happend … see what we did

we met up a week before and agreed of just bringing stuff all doing out own thing see what happens , the night before D calls me saying she wanted to plan more aspects of wanted it to be good slash she was asking me to send any kind of audio i had to make some kind of sound work , i was at the pub , i dint send any

in the morning

we were back on the idea of just do what ever but planned aspects of it … i found a first ad box so planned that i would cut myself , d would bandage me up

music piece would play d wanted a few songs she had played that morning that we liked she would aslo drag up some barbies that where on string out the window

h would do her finger thing piano

c would paint on h and maybe read some scrip do some writing

we all had ideas of what might happen but didnt know when we would do them how we would or weather we even would

i might get naked \

im defintly gonna play the piano

ill try to cut my skin

ill call myself harloud sintag for no meaning

usually i wouldnt do something for no meaning but because of the way d was about art i was trying to do as much as possible with no meaning , not because in was trying to teach her art this idea that u shouldnt take art so seriously but ive just realised its because i do exactly the opposite to what others are doing around me . ive only just noticed this because when collaborating with mimi i push her to take her art more seriously , think of a concept before and execute it in an intellegent way but withd i was telling her the exact opposite ,its like im subconciously trying to push people to do somting there not comfortable with but why am i …  maybe becasuse when instructing an artist im instructing them to do somthing differnt from their art because there isnt one truth in art one good perfect goal point its differnt for each artist … now im thinking about what makes a peice of work good again ill do a blog post on that another time …

the peice went well people seemed genuinly shocked , there was a video and the video lost the general air in the from the video was to flat compaired the the experience ithink the reson why was because the video doesnt have the contex

the contex

at chelsea our big meet up and crits have been incredible fustrating , no real conversation back and fourth between same people , not really talking about anything … one moment so fustracting i screamed ill do a blog post on that

the session before some girls had set up a party in there studio the peice was lazy unimaginative and essentially reaaly dull i have a video of it which ill add a picture of that was imeadietly very fustrating people trying to babble a ameaning or a point about an unthoughtout work that was whipped up unconfidently and as soonas i critized it

this is a lazy peice of work

i agree with you

not confrenataion on backing of the work … tbh with the right artist behing the work it could have been very onteresting but the fact is the they didnt see the brillience in the work .

in our peice i told the veiwer i was harloud sintag a few time played the piano cried a little then took all my clothes of answerd the phone from c who called me talked about being late hung up stood up sliced a cross into my chest worshiped naked singing as d banaged me up

this m,oment i was truly in the work i screamed out and lost all of everything i was in a perfect moment forgetten the others just in the precence of the power of pushing your body against the social norms

i was shakeing

there was a relief like some out busrt of anger and fustration after it was done

they didnt talk

d said shes not going to be the first person to talk about it

finally they started talking , a discussion was formed , it was miles away fromanywhere i wanted to talk but i flowed i inputted then we got onto chelsea art school , the hipocrasy of it all and i was excited in a convosation , but it didnt last all that lasted is that people feel fore comfortable talking about art in a big group , but most people points they made where boring badly put together and eaisly understood and im really bad at undertanding questions ,ive got a incredable slow processer , every convostaion ive hand in the group of student has never got close to the kind of conversation i have out side rounf my dinner tabkle talking to manly non artists about art

ironoc isnt it




“Create an environment” he said

Category : sketch book one
Date : 12th October 2018

we where asked as a studio group to create an environment

our idea

record the crit before and play it back to them

we hid the speaker in the cealing in the corridor, asked them to wait outside our studio to get ready , as they waited in the corridor we played the last crit back to them.

I couldn’t have planned a better reaction, looking through the key hole we noticed after 5 mins they had all left , after running down to the studio they where all in and I said “ what the fuck you left before the end a bit disrespectful don’t you think” , they were pissed off . They initially said they where angry because we had recorded them without there permission, this doesn’t stand as we only played the recording back to esacltly the same people who had heard it earlier and they couldn’t assume that we would send it world wide because there would be no reason for that , secondary we worked out that because we left them in the corridor they felt we as a group where mocking them , this was never the intention , the only reason why they felt mocked was because they where embaressed about hearing them talk about their work . I feel like my tuoutor babbak set the tone , they all look up to him and if he felt like we where taking the piss they all incedently did also , that’s why they left early.

The people most pissed off where the people that spoke in the video

the two girls that spoke most left during the work not to be seen again after

My group started to essentially apologise for upsetting people .

We should not apologise for what the work became , they where the ones that set that environment, are intentions where never to mock more to think about critting a crit. They got upset cos they where Embarrassed about what they said

One girl said we where Nieave for not realising that the peice would do it

even if the purpose was to mock there is nothing worng with it , I’m surprised they aloud them self’s to feel mocked and let the peice be about them , they should step back and look at why they felt mocked and what does the peice day about that

not that I’m upset let’s leave

it made everyone think

everyone spoke about it afterwards

it was a brilliant peice


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