On Sunday I was given the opportunity to share my new film 'Because Goddess is Never Enough' and talk about that project and my work with my artists book 'Typos: the story of a reluctant artwork' with my fellow associate artists at Jelly Arts in Reading. Lovely to meet new members too!
A very welcoming audience and I'm very grateful to hear everyone's feedback and the different ways in which my work resonated with people.
Really great time spent at Jelly last week. I'd made some plans and ideas of what I wanted to to do in my time in the pod studio but (of course!) - it didn't quite pan out as I imagined. But as these things go - different was much better :)
I'd invited everyone I could think of who was in and around Reading and I'm delighted to say that I had many visitors, as well as some unexpected ones. It became more of an 'open studio' event than a residency as I had many conversations around the ideas I've been exploring over the last couple of years. This has felt hugely valuable because talking to people face to face around my work is something that never happens when I'm working at home.
Talking about my work has really helped to join a few dots in my thinking and work out what my interests and motivations are. As people spark off connections that they make from seeing my work, they send me to thinking about things in a new way or perhaps not in a new way - but in a way that makes more sense and has more clarity.
Thank you Suzanne and everyone at Jelly who have been supportive and allowed me to experiment with a complete takeover of the Jelly Instagram account for the week too.