Artists Lunchtime Crits
During these past few weeks, I have been feeling overwhelmed with the repetition of daily life, feeling numb and sometimes deeply sad. Here in the UK we sit in what seems like day 10,000 of lockdown and I often wonder if this is ever going to get, somewhat better? Apart from my angsty teenage mood swings I’ve been keeping really low key and, in the process, seemed to have lost the facility for orderly social interaction.
It’s the beginning of 2021. We are all hoping that this year will be better than the last.
The hardest thing for me to get used to has been translating work to be presented online. So I was excited to see the work and how it was going to be presented as part of the crit. We started with collaborators Henrique Paris and Krissie Marie their collaborator.
9.12.20. Conversation with Lynne Shaw today. A wonderful mixed media artist living in Morecambe, Lancashire. She led me to the fact that Canadian Geese don’t like thermals and only fly at night. For that nugget of wisdom I will be eternally grateful.
Image caption: This image is of white text on a blue background (or whatever colours they are) and is read out by the artist in the audio piece on this page below. There is also a plain text version that can be accessed here.
This Feedback session happened during week 3 of the lockdown on the eve of the announcement that we will in fact be in lock down for a further 3 weeks (at least). This had a heavy influence on the experiences we were bringing to the table when discussing each other’s work.