conversations

2020-09-04

some possible new questions for citizen:

What is your nationality?
Do you live in the country you were born in?
Have you ever changed your nationality?
Do you feel that you belong in the country in which you live?
Are you patriotic?
Are you political?
How involved are you in politics?
Do you agree with the actions of your current government?
Do you perceive yourself as privileged?
Where are you on the scale of privilege?
Have you ever used your privilege to further yourself?
What pronouns do you use?
Have you changed your pronouns at any point?
Are you still the same sex as the one you were assigned at birth?
Have you ever been the victim of racism?
Have you ever dated a person from a different race or social background?
How many friends from different nationalities do you have?
Have you ever been the victim of sexism?
Do you think gender equality is ever attainable?

2020-08-13

This week I started a residency at Hogchester Arts in Dorset. I haven’t done a residency since 1994 so it feels slightly strange that my first one since is during a pandemic. 

Below are some pictures from my first few days:

Iron on the beach from the old Spittles dump
Unplanned beach sculpture
Things I brought back from the beach
Dead jellyfish that I am preserving (or trying to)
Polaroids from the first day

2020-08-03

contemplating new questions for citizen

part i

how have you benefited from privilege?
how have you experienced prejudice or racism?
have you ever felt unsafe in public?
what does white privilege mean to you?
do you see disparities between different races?
what do you think systemic racism or system violence means?
have you ever experiences systemic racism or systemic violence?
do you know people who are not like you?
do you have friends who do not look like, think like, live like you?
do you understand what racism means?
what does racism mean to you?
can you describe economic disparities you have seen in the last week?
why do you think these disparities exist?
how do you prioritize your weekly/monthly needs? (economic, social, emotional, physical, etc.)

2020-05-29

The following nineteen posts from 2020-05-29 (001-019) reveal the answers received anonymously via our online form that asked the question: ‘What is your passion?’ Below each response we have reacted in photographic form – john’s first and Tash’s second.  These were all collected in May 2020.

In a second phase of interaction (below the initial photographs) we both created an artwork in response to each answer. The only limitation was that the piece could not be a photograph. These were completed from mid-June to mid-July 2020.