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Bryony Quinn

MA work

Oblique / Oblike

This project is a collection of essays devoted to obliquity. Subjects have been chosen for their conceptual, logical, textural and metaphorical potential, and the nature of oblique as both the matter and a method allows—promotes even—tangential associations between ideas, theory and images. Each text has been written so that it can be read discretely as well as a part of a collection, and recurring references carry-over between these essays as a wider navigation of ideas across the whole project.

Essay forms vary, as do the range of topics for critical attention. These include: a typographic chronicle of the forward slash; a series of short texts on the architectural, cinematic and lyrical language of slopes; a critical reading of Richard McGuire's comic Here; aerial obliquity and early 20th-century camouflage; an etymology for 'oblique'; a visual essay of oblique objects and associations. The writing approaches its theme directly when the topic is oblique, and implicitly when it is being looked at obliquely.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2015

  • Reading about writing, then writing about reading. Previous subjects include: architectural lacuna, a cultural history of 'vibes', aerial archaeology, other peoples’ handwriting, bells.

    Final Project: Oblique / Oblike

    This project is a collection of essays devoted to obliquity. Subjects have been chosen for their conceptual, logical, textural and metaphorical potential, and the nature of oblique as both the matter and a method allows—promotes even—tangential associations between ideas, theory and images. Each text has been written so that it can be read discretely as well as a part of a collection, and recurring references carry-over between these essays as a wider navigation of ideas across the whole project.

    Essay forms vary, as do the range of topics for critical attention. These include: a typographic chronicle of the forward slash; a series of short texts on the architectural, cinematic and lyrical language of slopes; a critical reading of Richard McGuire's comic Here; aerial obliquity and early 20th-century camouflage; an etymology for 'oblique'; a visual essay of oblique objects and associations. The writing approaches its theme directly when the topic is oblique, and implicitly when it is being looked at obliquely.


  • Degrees

  • BA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts, 2010; Diploma in Art & Design, Camberwell College of Arts, 2007
  • Experience

  • Events Organiser, Cabinet Magazine, London, 2014; Organiser of John Berger Study Day, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Visiting Lecturer, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, 2015; Visiting Lecturer, Kingston University, London, 2015; Co-editor, Arc #18 ~ the Accent issue, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Studio Manager, Studio Frith, London, 2014–15; Visiting Lecturer, Camberwell College of Art, London, 2011; Assistant Online Editor, It's Nice That, London, 2010–12
  • Publications

  • 'Albert-O-Polis', Albertopolis Companion, Royal College of Art, 2015; 'Gaps', Of and For Turner Contemporary: Writings on a Building, Royal College of Art, 2015 ; 'Cadence', Arc, 18, Royal College of Art, 2014; 'An Interview with Nelly Ben Hayoun', Riposte, 1, 2013