THERE'S A PLACE J28

In parallel

Working simultaneously in different temporary spaces, it is easier to achieve synchronicity and diversity at the same time; Schrodinger's paradox. Then there is the matter of entanglement too.

THERE'S A PLACE J28

On show

photo by Sally Lemsford; artwork by Tony Fisher

A temporary show of photographs of temporary spaces

and temporary art in temporary spaces.

Believe me, there are images looking out.

You can come to view if you are quick; they may not be there for long.

 

THERE'S A PLACE J28

Score

image using photos by Sally Lemsford & Chris A. Wright

https://soundcloud.com/chris-a-wright-917928995/ghost-office-temporary-residency

 

Non-space till populated by things, people

stretched time, unlimited till limited

flimsy, wandering

running their course.

Moments in time

just enough

to be here but not here.

Long enough to leave clues to the

practised activity, embedded hierarchies.

Walked routes, privacies put in place

territories established.

Equipment imported and connected to 

underpin the protocols.

There may be little space/time

for evolution.

When 28 days is up, it's all done.

THERE'S A PLACE J28

Foregone

Foregone

Who was here before us? What can we guess from discarded bits and bobs, stains, stickies and no longer relevant labels? Were they intentional droppings?

There are no voices to populate the objects, no overheard conversations. We are left to decode however we fancy.

When we go, others will do the same of us. We will be foregone too.

DIGGING DEEP

Having spent the last 6 months dismantling my house contents in order to be light enough to move, cutting through the layers at Sudborough Green Lodge to make a fire pit was particularly pertinent.

Seeing the connection between what exists below our feet and what we construct around us was inspiring. It got me thinking about where the rural and urban co-exist, where urban culture and rural landscapes fuse. Although we have marked 80% of the earth's surface, the layers underneath support all those interventions whether rural or urban.

Maybe those layers could be made into structures with social and political lives. Maybe they could tell a story, make a statement, cut to the chase with a strength underpinned by the nature of their embedded materiality. Depends on which platform these structures are put...

RECIPE for ART

Ofton Festival: I was talking to young children, 5-7 year olds. They were thinking critically about ingredients for art. 2D? material? moving? people? And then they could see the drift of the conversation. Yes! This participation is ART...

AWAY FROM HOME

Significance

3 days in Berwick-upon-Tweed for an a-n writing bursary, what a gift. Away from home offers a different perspective on everything – a critical adventure free from everyday responsibilities. Pushed into survival mode living out of the back of a car and sleeping in a hostel bed (ensuite bathroom though), everything becomes significant. How much do we see and how much does the brain fill in?

Dr Lars Muckli from Glasgow University Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology says, “The brain’s main function is to minimise surprise – that is what it has evolved to do... Memory and the predictive power of the brain combine in a very powerful way to allow us to anticipate our surroundings." http://phys.org/news/2011-04-eyes-brain.html

Back home, too much of unwelcome significance is crowding in. An appraisal of my filtering system is obviously needed. Going away and coming back has much to recommend it.



 

 

 

 

Significance:

Artist on the move

picking up my case and running with it... looking for new adventures, new opportunities.

15 years ago I started a journey that has visited many places. I’m on the move again, reinvigorated by a particularly brilliant encounter yesterday with DODGE the SHREDDER in Spalding. My case contains new language, new perspectives and new practicalities. I’m not entirely sure yet of these new significances, just that they are that. Sometimes it’s good to get that push out of one reality into another. It doesn’t matter that I don’t know how. I’m just in the when at the moment.

Temporary has always been at the core of my practice. I was intrigued to hear Sophie Kromholtz talking about Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder – Experiencing the temporary artwork without the physical work at the symposium The Alternative Document in Lincoln recently,(http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/postgraduateresearchstudents/sophiekromholz/). I’ve been experimenting with different documentary forms that together add up to a more complete entity. And the symposium has added to my repertoire. 

Gone to print

Cunning plans

At last... the Flaming Skirt Festival book has gone to print. After several proofs and edits, it's finally there. And now we are thinking how to deliver to the crowdfunders, launch and distribute more widely. We have some cunning plans already.

HELLO

Travelling sideways

Just arriving at this new place. I am travelling sideways from 45poundsplus.co.uk to this new space. In doing so, I hope to clarify my activity as an artist and collaborator.