Week Nine

19.03.2017

Thinking ‘inside’ the box !

A week of bringing elements together, of translating aesthetics from the parameters of one space to another, taking aspects of the questionnaire answers to create a dialogue between form and colour … time is running … in my head I’m already planning what the show will look like … I’ve measured the space, internalised the floor plan, now I have to complete work to a point … breathe … connect with that point of stillness … silence ! … what is that again ?

Week Seven

05.03.2017

Silver & Yellow

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I remember not so long ago reading a story about a turtle trying to explain to a fish the concept of dry land … it reminded me of how difficult it is trying to explain to somebody what it’s like to live with the experience of tinnitus … information I’ve read  (and there’s been plenty with tinnitus awareness week behind us) takes a very objective stance focusing on the aims, intentions and outcomes of a particular, product, service or organisation.  Which is great considering that it’s estimated that 300 million people worldwide experience tinnitus.  But this is no modern phenomena, there are texts citing tinnitus back to ancient civilisations.  Clay tablets dating back to Babylonian times describe the ‘singing’, ‘talking’ or ‘haunting’ of the ears, none of which mention a remedy or cure … given the fact that we can’t really cure something that we don’t know the absolute cause of it would seem that we still have a considerable way to go … for me self management and maintaining internal balance is the key … It is constant, it can be disruptive, it is very loud, and however many of the ‘self-help’ sections I read, it doesn’t change the fact that I am currently micro-managing Tinnitus every moment of every day, which in itself can be exhausting …

https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/what-is-tinnitus
https://restoredhearing.com/2016/07/25/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tinnitus/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2017/feb/07/a-cure-for-tinnitus?CMP=fb_gu
https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-in-history-is-tinnitus-a-problem-of-modern-times.1244/