We left the Threads workshop at the Unconference with lots and lots of thoughts whirling through our heads. Thank-you to all the participants as we now have ALOT of food for thought. The three of us (Shelagh, Suzy, and Christina) are planning to get together next week and look closely at all the ideas, and keywords that we managed to capture during our conversation, and will we think about what our next steps are. We all have lots of other things going on so one thing we will have to think about is finding time to develop the network. We have already had a quick look at the website Practice.ie. It is fabulous, and captures alot of the ideas that we would like to explore.
Today, I went to Bankfield to pick up the objects form the display cabinet as the Touring Degrees of Vision show is now over. However, although the exhibition is coming to an there is also a new beginning, as next week at the Early Arts Unconference in Halifax Susy, Shelagh and I are hoping to Launch a new local artist group called Threads, we have started a temporary virtual meeting space as a way to see if there are artists further afield who we could share information and reflective practice with.
These are taken from the current Degrees Of Vision Show at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. This time, “The Secret Life Of Objects”, showcases the residency with a display cabinets where a variety of collected objects that children engaged with during the residency are arranged with photographs taken by of their children’s arrangements during the project. The film also plays alongside the display case.
Earlier this week I took the film into school so that any children who wanted to look at the film were able to. We made a little dark room using blackout material to be our cinema. It was very intimate, only four at a time could squeeze in, but I really liked this as it meant there could be a bit of chat as the film was showing, but without it getting too distracting. The small dark space combined with light being projected through the small projector was exciting, and there was a lot of experimenting with the beam of light in terms of creating shadows.
As part of the Degrees of Vision Link Show at Dean Clough I have a curious cabinet that showcases the Secret Life of Objects residency. It runs until 18th July.
The Secret Life Of Objects