Love and resilience in Camden amidst Covid

Standing in my Luscious Fruiting Forest of Dreams

Details of Vanessa’s previous work are as in email Here below are brief details of some of my relevant pieces : Upcoming is: Lest we forget: a five minute two-hander live performance – is going to be shown in Cockpit Theatre in January 2022. Before that, chronologically: I made an intimate performance about my dad’s …

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My first forest

Beatrice Leal unfortunately had to defer her SOAS talk about the glorious mosaics in Great mosque of Damascus. But when I took the opportunity to find out as much as i could about her work – some is here and here – she asked why I was interested. So I am revisiting my first forest …

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We shall Not be Erased

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

Thats the headline of a call out for a great European opportunity .But how can ‘not being erased’ happen?I’ve been thinking about this as part of my bid.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:  …

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My Covid-era work – so far …

Im sitting - in my shorts - in my installation. Theres a prisoner in Guantanamo orange ranting on her phone, a coffin with the corpse shown rotting on the side, and a vulnerable naked woman lying on the sofa. Theres lots more not visible here.

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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Ancient materials: above and below

two pairs of 'stereographic' collage moons, with red surround, and gold engravings - looking like Warren de la Rue lunar stereographs

I went on the Ancient Materials virtual residency with Mayes CreativeOf course, I was already producing multiple collages of the moon: since every night without too much cloud, I see multiple overlaid moon-lets. While you probably see only a single outline. So I really enjoyed learning from the Royal Astronomical Society Librarian when she talked …

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My special digital art is up in Jakarta

see text for description 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 EXIT sign

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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