Sunday brought more fluidity and playfulness to our performances. We relaxed more and expressed a greater understanding from our work yesterday. The piece still belongs to the research and development stage, and in its infancy with our role-making, but we were able to confirm elements that worked and didn’t work, and we could sit back and be more spatial with our time and energy.
More photos – all from Stu Allsopp again.
Relating: physical to non-physical/present to past memories/ephemerality/multi-layering/re-tracing/stillness to action…
We concluded our weekend with three performances again, before packing up and heading home to the North.
Modern Art Oxford have been a model employer to work for, in my view as a freelance artist, working under the context of education in current exhibited works. Their enthusiasm and friendliness really made a difference to how it could work, and all the gallery volunteers were all amazing people with so much passion for the arts.
I want to thank Vanessa Grasse, for her dedication to her art, and for her collaboration; Stu Allsopp for his warmth and connected heart in his stories and his pictures; the fantastic tech MAO team: Scott and Andy for helping to prepare, set up, maintain and repair any tech problems; the general curating, admin MAO team: Emma Steph, Jon, Emma, Anya, Helen, Kay, Sally; all the volunteers who were amazing (Bea, Mohammed, Andrew..); and to Sara Lowes the Curator for Educational learning – Thank you so much for this commission. As intense as it has been all week, it’s been deeply enjoyable and visceral, and I came away with a lot of heart shown to me by all the story-makers and everyone who made it happen.
To all the story-makers: Thank you for your conversations (and to the ones I didn’t know the names). I was honoured to hear you.
Ciara Diana McKenzie
Daniel and Rina Aroyo
Jana from Hamburg
a lady from london (didn’t catch her name)