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

Lemons, oaks and the wood-wide web

Mature English oak: Quercus robur wiki image

This 5 minute film links some work I already did on lemons and the Persian oak – see below.And also adds more on the English Oak. English oaks are – probably – even more entrenched in English folklore and history than Persian oaks are in SW Iran. Quercus robur is England’s national tree and there …

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The THIRD WAVE: references

This 6 minute film explores inequalities in the Covid-19 pandemic – including my own shielding, BAME inequalities, and the slaughter in care homes. I’ve included some archive from the 1918 pandemic, created some specific new art, and included a few elements from the archive I have created of my own shielding. There’s more of the …

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Planning for # WAF10

I'm currently developing my bid for the Wandsworth Art Fringe (WAF10: 3-19 May 2019.) Three components are planned: 1. Cycle of Life: building on and further developing the four linked multimedia presentations I did at the Showroom Gallery; 2. Blink: a video looking into and out of my eyes; 3. Music from some very special ...

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Praxis crit

Wandsworth Arts Fringe: 3 -19 May 2019
Hi Everyone in the Praxis group! Jackie kindly told me that she is ill, so I cant come to do my presentation in person. I'm obviously disappointed - I had been really looking forward to hearing your ideas and critiques. There are two parts to my presentation. Most important, please, is a discussion of the ...

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Tin types: more collodion

My collodion at NPG: the photographers upside down view before the tintype is made

Chelin Miller kindly shared her film of ambrotypes (collodion on glass)  being made at the NPG: it’s not the same as tin types (on metal). This includes me – at 1.38 – as one of the people talking about taking part at the NPG: I’ve already written something about this here – including more details …

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The Cycle of Life

Watered by the warm water I used to wash my dad's dead body, the little black and white forest grows and greens. As it starts fruiting., the cycle of life becomes obvious

I’ve produced a series of artworks sharing some of what I learnt about the Cycle of Life whilst my dad was dying. My dad wisely didn’t stop living just because the doctors told him that he was terminally ill. Like many doctors, I had thought I was something of an expert at dying. But then …

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