Life and art are never separate, not even if you try to wrench them apart. It’s been a long time since I wrote in quite this way, but we are living in increasingly frightening and unsettled times. My blog is a call for preparedness, but above all for creative resistance. Finding spaces in which the mind can be free become more vital when our actual freedoms are under threat. Every act of creativity and self-care is a means of survival. Reaching out and organising is what we must do.
Like Hansel and Gretel before me I left some breadcrumbs, but still I’m rather awestruck that I could have missed working my way back to this somewhat seminal moment in the evolution of a project called The Museum for Object Research.
The narrative is of a Nazi roundup of almost a thousand Spanish Republicans.
We’ve had such a brilliant response to the work – now we need to find it a bigger stage.
A new video, 34 seconds long, made with a music box that doesn’t play EdelWeiss recognisably anymore. I find this fascinating. It makes me think about the effect of time on memory and meaning.