Coming to close … with more In-Tension
To arrive at the beginning of something at the end of the residency is an exciting place to be. A personal challenge I’ve faced during the time spent in residency has been in the translation of ideas. How to combine the various two dimensional and three dimensional elements of my practice and then present them as a coherent body of work at the end.
The Freespace Project is situated within Kentish Town Health Centre, a building designed by architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and one that was nominated for The Sterling Prize in 2009. The project itself was set up in 2010 and is an arts and well-being charity that provides arts activities, therapies, exhibitions and residencies across two NHS sites. The AIR scheme is open to artists from all backgrounds and provides the opportunity for artists to explore ideas around health and wellness in a clinical setting. The opportunity for me has enabled me to immerse both into Tinnitus as a theme and into a deeper understanding of Tinnitus as a personal daily experience. I’ve worked both on and off site to develop and make work but even when off site and responding to answers form the questionnaire, the space of the building, the light, its sound, its ambience in general has influenced and informed decisions I’ve made.
So … as the residency is coming to a close I’m starting to pull the strands together, I’m looking forward to seeing how things work within the project gallery space … and beyond that the experience will no doubt continue to influence the direction of my work …