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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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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(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

3. Heartbeat: digital collage

Heartbeat: This image shows what happened when my dad took his last breath

This digital collage is about what happened to my dad’s heartbeat when he took his last breath. I’m showing the sound and light and movement during the multimedia performance in the Showroom gallery. The image shows a colleague clapping my dad’s heartbeat (on the left) and me talking (on the right). On either edge are (white on …

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Praxis Forum submission

The Cycle of Life. This 'forest' grew from the acorn heart in 'Heartbeat', watered by my tears into a sprout. Then the warm water used to wash my dad's body 'grew' it into a forest, with more and more fruit

This is a very brief summary of my Praxis Forum submission. Praxis Forum put out an open call for visual artists who are interested in collaboration and in pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice. Applications from disabled artists were especially welcome. There is to be a year-long programme of monthly peer mentoring forums, including peer crits, discussions, …

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1. Black Run: the words

U my show: when the Back Run was shown

Here are the words I said at the performance of Black Run at the Showroom gallery, with a few of the many images: Black Run: This is my DAD. He’s an Expert at LIVING.  The Doctors told him his Cancer was TERMINAL. But my dad kept on and on EXPERTLY living, living, living. Then one morning. He. Told me. …

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1. Black run

Now I turn and step out to face this life-size image of my dad

The images for the Black Run story were shown on the metalphoric theatre – one of the Korean ‘machines’ that underpinned ‘Dawn Breaks’ at the Showroom Gallery. I stood alongside telling the story of my dad’s expertise at living. Initially I had my back to the audience – I wanted them to experience the speed of a …

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My Perspective: Raw materials

My Perspective. Collage of Tate Modern turbine hall_With Bruce Nauman Raw Materials.

I loved making this My Perspective collage! It shows the Tate Turbine Hall. The assignment was to show perspective, and there’s an orange-line vanishing point vanishing off into the yellow distance, under a white roll-out. The side steps are in orange, and there’s that I-still-dont-know-what-it-is yellow/black/chalk lit-up thing perched high up facing right. But mainly this collage shows the massive …

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