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My package from John arrived this morning courtesy of Royal Mail Special Delivery. I had initially promised myself not to rush the opening – delayed gratification is all the sweeter! As I write, I still haven’t opened the inner envelope so am as yet unaware of its contents. John’s characteristic form of presentation is evident in the carefully crafted package and I have been savouring the ritual of opening it by documenting the process…..
I’m not sure I can wait much longer……
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A handful of observations on HOME in no particular order …
1] Exhibitions can be seen as opportunities to reflect upon & reposition oneself in regard to presenting one’s work publicly; presenting in collaborative circumstances; curating personal work within curating the exhibition; the location of oneself within a group piece.
2] HOME might be located as the commencement of a series of excursions into curation; each one developing ideas of collaboration, organization, forums for debate, using or creating online tools for building an exhibition.
3] The schedule that Michael Rodgers & Nick Scammell laid down for MEMORIAL in the early Summer of: Interest → Commitment → Progress report → Space requirement kept preparation for that exhibition in motion & should be adopted/adapted for each exhibition we prepare.
4] Future exhibition preparation might consider alternative spaces, online spaces, print spaces, guerilla spaces, pavement spaces, lunchtime spaces, human spaces …
5] The HOME blog was late in arriving but provided space for many considered and motivating posts. Many of these were text pieces & the place of text/TEXT in representative form needs exploring more. Alex McIlhiney’s ‘fractured’ texts are examples.
6] The ideas that came to pass during the length of the preparation didn’t get sufficient hearing. Most of the contributions to the HOME blog represented & revealed intimate personal experiences; many of which were valid representations of urban experience. It needn’t take exhibition preparation for these to emerge & the CL sessions would be enhanced by them.
7] I can’t help feeling that we missed a trick in not beginning HOME earlier & enhancing the development of it by one or two more meetings devoted to its development. The idea of Astrid’s to create the Home within the Gallery could have been explored more.
8] Sound is an area we have yet to explore in depth.
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The place you can take possession of.
Wherever you find inner peace and silence, warmth, comfort, shelter, intimacy. Where you make love, bathe, sleep, dream.
The mundane and personal objects that surround you. Everyday street sounds. Neighbors, familiar faces and spaces.
Nearby trees. What you see from your windows. Sun and moonlight stepping in. Snow, wind, rain outside; sweet breeze coming through.
Your suitcase, your wallet, your cell phone(s), your laptop, the things you carry around.
The ones you love. What you treasure. What you share. What makes you smile.
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‘Excursions To The Edge Of Town’ is series of walks that I have recently initiated in an attempt to find the boundary of London. Not as much as to draw physical lines but rather to identify the city itself. Its inner relationships between center and periphery, west and east, north and south, geography being just one aspect out of many. The project is still in an early phase and I have managed only a couple of these excursions, destinations of which being totally random. The research goes on shifting the focus of the project from what I photograph to where I go.
How does this relate to the idea of ‘HOME’? I grew up in a small town. I takes good half a day to walk around it. With London it’s a bit trickier. Ambitious even. But that just makes it ever more exciting.
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