So we worked together to explore a representation of ourselves, one to offer by way of introduction.
Our materials were paper, card and tape,
So why did I want to create a trumpet as mask?
To get the mouthpiece to cover my face would have meant a very long trumpet, I did try but got all my arithmetic wrong. Nevertheless a trumpet emerged and Alison photographed me trying to blow it.
Why? was I trying to say something about my need or inability to blow my own trumpet? was it an attempt to present a way of being heard? or did it subconsciously connect to metaphors of war, triumphalism and power?
Today I read about the wall of Jericho, a neolithic structure much later used in the story of Joshua in the bible to terrify the Cannanites. A story which resembles elements of the smoke and mirrors of our current politics. I went on to explore the work of Miles Davies, seminal musician whose music had profound influences through its rejection of the limitations of chords in favour of exploring the creative potential of atonality.
Seems that there are many possible metaphors that might inform ‘doing’ non-capitalism…………
Doing is nearly always rewarding but uncomfortable when someone asks you “what you are doing?” and you simply have no rational answer.
“Dreaming is simply thinking in a different biochemical state”
bit like art in my experience…