Angela was awarded a fellowship to research – she brought together the music of Claudio Monteverdi and the engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi into 2 huge linocuts:
The scale of the work is impressive. In some parts of the video, she is shown lying on one side on a pillow, so that she is able to carve into the lino she is lying on. Very physical, demanding work.
As a practice, consider taking work from two practitioners in different disciplines other than the one you work in, as Angela did. To simplify research time, you could begin with 2 people whose work you already admire and know about. e.g. What would it be like to introduce Matthew Bourne’s choreography and Corita Kent’s poster prints into music? Or knitting and Jazz music into collage?
If linocut intrigues you as a process, you should be able to find classes in it near you – if not, look out for nearest linocut artist and see if they would do a short introductory one-to-one workshop.
The practice of making a linocut is one which requires your brain to think differently – you remove the areas you want to be uninked – so it’s a good way to teach yourself to think about negative space – the space around a shape.