We shall Not be Erased

Blank tree of life, with labelling to help you fill it in

But how?I’ve been thinking about this as part of my bid for a European opportunity.Here are some of the methodologies I’ve been considering: Crip theory:  This centres disabled experiences, embodiments and movements – rather than the able-bodied normative – as summarised here:  Crip theory speaks about “the slipperiness of embodiment” and the lack of a …

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My Covid-era work – so far …

Here are brief details of most of my Covid-era pieces – so far:Starting from the first lockdown, being forcibly separated from my previous ‘normal’ helped (actually forced!) me to work with a range of new-to-me media – including installation, (prize-winning) film, mixed photo-drawing, and weaving. I’ve used these to reflect on my ever-changing lived experience in the …

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My special digital art is up in Jakarta

see text for dsecription of this 1 by 1.5m multimedia art

Recently, I’ve been feeling ridiculously disabled. So when I got an invitation from the lovely Andrew Bolton to submit some disability art to a festival in Jakarta, I thought I’d make some ridiculous disability art. And here it is up at the very top. It’s 1 m x 1.5 metres: a mix of my digital …

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My photos are showing in Hong Kong!

Looking out of a flat through windows. Theres a collage blue sky with puffy white clouds. Wiith a queue of stick-shoppers lining up fpr a nearby supermarket

About a year ago I Zoom-met Theresa Leung. Who wanted to barter some photos with me.Now she’s showing two of my bartered photos in her Hong Kong exhibition.   Theresa is interested in art as a response to urban space – especially non-places like highways and harbourfront. She wants to demonstrate that art is an …

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Submitting to Ancient Materials residency

blue orange yellow and brown multi-moons outside my home. I only see one at a time - and they are not usuallty so brightly coloured - this is a draft for an an exhibition

My cv is at: http://www.carolinemawer.com/about-caroline/ My Seeing Stars illustrated webinar is from 23.40 here below: Some of my material culture work from Iran is at: http://www.carolinemawer.com/my-iran-archive/ I showed a few of my multi-moon drafts up above. I only see one at a time – looking out of my windows, which you can see up above. …

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I’m in a cage

A barred and padlocked door. With a standard green Emergency Exit sign overlaid with a big RED NO

Dexter Bentley asked me to contribute a 2021 One Minute Wonder. I submitted “I’m in a Cage“ All the 120 sound pieces are here. With my piece near 1:25:00 Here are my words below.Though I’m now only too aware that what originally felt like the outrageously enormous number of 100,000 daily Covid cases – was …

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Pillars – and mirrors- of your communities

Looking across euston road towards the station , the ghosts of the murdered plane trees reach far far up. In front, the vehicles have been ghosted

If you live in a city, maybe you don’t think of your local trees much – crammed as they are between buildings? Maybe you don’t think of them at all!But even in the most urban of settings, trees provide shade. Reduce pollution. They’re homes for the birds I heard in the dawn chorus for the …

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Freeswimming freeweaving

Shows my weave - om ,y balcony

I’m free-swimming in the Kunene River.  Hundreds of kilometres of onion-bag Namibian desert shrink to nothing when, out of nowhere, there’s a sudden smear of luscious green velvet plant-life, edging the languid aquamarine silk of the River. A huge bubbling plaited-corduroy waterfall is underpinned by turquoise plastic scaffolding-protectors. On the far side of the river, the …

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Online audio description and discussion during a pandemic

I’ve been really enjoying The Photographers Gallery (TPG) Slow Looking online audio description and discussion sessions! It’s such fun looking closely and deeply at great photographs – created and curated by experts. Then I was asked to comment on the process, alongside Caroline Dawson, an expert Audio Describer, and Janice McLaren, Head of Education & …

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