Having just written 12,000 of them, I have few words to say at the moment.
Perhaps once you’ve read it, I’ll have thought of one.
Bog II (an homage to Bog)
iPhone, bog sign, recollections of Bog.
The concept behind A Letter in Mind was for artists to create small works and donate them to the National Brain Appeal. These pieces were available for purchase, with all £80 of the sale going to the charity.
Semesters’ Thoughts. (click link)
“D’you know when you have lots of layers open on Photoshop, and then you merge the image to flat?”
You have all these relevant parts.
And then you flatten the image. All those relevant parts are still there, but you can’t pick out one in particular.
It’s a new thing. With all those old things. They’re still there… but also not… somehow…”
“If you take bowling shoes out of the alley, are they just shoes..?“
“Like, if you apply Goffman’s Frame Theory(1) to – -“
*sigh* “Why do we let the theory students work in the studio?”
(1)“Goffman (1975) argued that much of our behaviour is cued by expectations which are determined by the frames which constitute the context of action.” Miller, D. Materiality: An Introduction. 2005. Available at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/people/academic_staff/d_miller/mil-8
In 1991 I was given a teddy bear. In the subsequent 23 years, alterations in fashion and style have been represented by a variety of neck bows adorned by this bear, including one brief dabbling in a scrunchie phase towards the late 90’s.
In 1992 I rarely slept. Tbere was a significant fear that year of the border that decorated the walls of my room. ‘Snatch’ was a fictional character taking the form of a dog. But his eyes were too animated for me, and his stare was deeply troubling.
In 1993 I developed a particular agility for stretching my hands to touch plug sockets and cable wires. “Rachael, Careful!” was always immediately exclaimed after such a happening. I was less grammar-savvy back then and my minds mind omitted the comma. When I visited a nurse later that year I would respond to the prompt, “And what is your name?”, with a confident ‘Rachael Careful’
In 1994 I developed a taste for Reebok Freestyles. The pristine white straps soon became grubby with an overreliance on the Velcro attribute. This was a shoe with both straps and laces: A training trainer. Having yet to have mastered the making of bunny ears, I muddled through via Velcro.
1995 saw my first specsavers purchase. I firmly believe that I failed my eye test on purpose because I wanted to attain a pair of glasses. I was fascinated by these objects that sat on my mother and brothers face. This fascination would hinder my sight forever.
A Letter in Mind will open at Oxo Tower Wharf in London, this Thursday the 2nd of October.
This is a fundraising event with 276 original works of art up for sale. Both emerging and more established artists are involved in this exhibition, and their identities kept anonymous until a purchase has been made.
Each work is priced at £80, with all proceeds going directly to The National Brain Appeal. This charity raises vital funds for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. One in six people are affected by a neurological disorder in the UK, and this is a cause I am personally motivated to see supported.
The exhibition can also be viewed, and purchases made, online here.
‘Recognise my submission?..
I always heartily agree on
recollections of the 21st night
of September. (1)
but I actually don’t recall anything
of any great consequence.
I think it’ll be okay though.
(1)Earth Wind & Fire. September. 1978. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk