Week Eleven

02.04.2017

In – Tension

Really coming close to the end of the residency – have been working off site to pull things together, translating work into different mediums, finishing video and sound projects … organising … collating … planning … and making a mess in the print room !

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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/