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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Pillars – and mirrors- of your communities

Looking across euston road towards the station , the ghosts of the murdered plane trees reach Xfar 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

Here's my weave - with four swimmers in a slant blue river, with a chocolae brown mountain - its truly raised - with gold hints, top left, representing the Angolan highlands . Below the 'river' is gorgeous green and, ven lower, onion bag orange.

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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Exquisite corpse: throwing people overboard

composite modified turners slave ship - with the ship on the painting to show the drowning slaves with added union jack on the maim=n mast plus cartoon of boris pushing a woman in a wheelchair off the back of the ship

Sapphire Goss invited me to take part in a lockdown ‘exquisite corpse’ experimental film. In this Surrealist method, words or images are created as a group – sequentially but blindly – each person only sees the last fragment of whatever the previous person has made. The overall theme was Interiors – and I had a …

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(Un)forgotten flora

small flowering lemon tree

Francis Annagu — project creator, documentary photographer and creative writer (based in Nigeria) invited participants to take part in creating a new work for online exhibition (on Co-iki’s website) under the “Creativity from HOME” experimental residency curated by Co-iki. I’m included with my thoughts on lemons and oaks:http://www.carolinemawer.com/lemons-oaks-and-the-wood-wide-web/http://www.carolinemawer.com/lemon-trees-citrus-limon-and-limu-shirin/http://www.carolinemawer.com/quercus-brantii-the-west-asian-oak/I wrote of how Living in a big …

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Life, Interrupted: 14 Sept-14 Oct

grid of thumbnails of submissions from artist in group exhibition

I got a very generous share of the time at the opening event of this digital group exhibition at the Socially Engaged Art Salon, Brighton. Theres more from all the other artists here: https://www.seasbrighton.org/life-interrupted-gallery And more on my own submission here: https://www.seasbrighton.org/post/life-interrupted-caroline-mawer