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E17 Art Trail 2019 June 1-16
A Multifurious Experience taking place in my garden (even if it rains) with multifarious interactive installations ‘Obsession with Perfection’ a humorous take on selfies through a zoetrope 'What makes a land holy' an open dialogue with the aid of kodak slides and a notice board. ‘La Boule de Haine’ a recorded narrative of a 12 hour personal experience. You'll listen to it while sitting in a 60’s comfy retro chair under my beautifully cherry ladened tree. If ripe you can eat some... they are very sweet and huge! ...
We Fell In Love
'We Fell in Love' is both deceptive in title and delivery.  You, as the viewer, might think  ‘oh no! not’ or maybe, ‘oh great! another mindful, meditative video of water and reflections but without the transcendental, soothing, soporific music’. You are, however, being misled. The installation, in conjunction with the 3 or 6 video screens and narration, is an exploration of how to tell a story, by altering the given and accepted formula. This version was showing at the HUB, One Hoe Street, as part of the Walthamforest Borough of Culture. There are two frames. Each frame, containing the 3 screens, has...
Jealousy
JEALOUSY “The most destructive of passions—it is a leading cause of homicide—and the least studied, it is, like all emotions, born of necessity, with roots deep in our evolutionary past. Its purpose: to help maintain intimate relationships...” Psychology Today "The paradox of jealousy is that we all want some of it," says Stosny. It's a measure of commitment. "In small doses it's an expression of caring. Jealousy is like a way of testing whether it's safe to invest more emotion. It's safe when a person cares enough to be uncomfortable. Jealousy is a fear of losing something you perceive you have—the affection, the fi...
'Burn a Jelus Tho't'
Based on a confession booth, ‘Burn a Jelus Tho’t’ is site specific and an intimate interactive installation exploring the theme of jealousy and envy. The space gives the participant a private and safe space to contemplate psychological, physical and emotional aspects of an understudied human characteristic. By taking a scroll, focusing on a jealous thought and burning it, it aims to be a thought provoking, symbolic, proactive statement. The 'altar' is all made of porcelain. a miniature porcelain version of 'Burn a Jelus Tho't' which includes the scrolls and candles. DISCLAIMER My work is in no way a s...
Thoughts
"And what do you do?" an oft asked question. I scratch my head as I've been very busy, a Jackie of many trades and mistress of quite a few... multifarious. Being a grumpy old bat and by swapping the a for u, creating multifurious, a very apt description of who I am! ...And so Man created God in his own image… or is it the other way round? Geneviv 06.18 'Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo' Orson Wells Always question. 'Is God a figment of our imagination?' Alister McGrath I own my own fury What makes a land holy? ... make your own mind up! Are we all losers? ...'Hysteria' is a wand...
New works in progress
Exciting times! The zoetrope was a huge success at the Art Trail. I will be developing it further. WATCH THIS SPACE! 'Gene-Vive' When my father died he left me an envelope, my only inheritance. And what a lovely gift it was! This envelope contained information about my grandfathers side of the family that was rarely spoken about. I suddenly understood why I was like I am... A proof that genes are actually stronger than nurture! 'Brain Tester' Researching chemical imbalances in the brain caused by PTSD... 'Za'atar' an interactive installation with the very tasty thyme based Middle Eastern condiment, za'atar. ...