I’m back, so to speak.
Spent a very enjoyable day yesterday with a young and interesting artist scouting for suitable venues to show together in Leytonstone during the Leytonstone Art Trail in the summer.
With the sun looking like it has returned for a bit and my knees so much better thanks to the steroids, I’ve also been able to spend some time in the studio again.
Listened to Yinka Shonibare being interviewed on Front Row the other day: i like the fact that he is so upfront about disability and trauma (not quite in the same sentence). He sees disability as strengthening and as no more or no less than part of one’s identity: “You are what you are.” Together with the ideas about the culturally lived in body that i am reading in “Imaginary Bodies” by Moira Gatens, that has got me thinking about the specificity of my own body within history and culture and how that cannot but affect how I act and what I make – and how the concept of “body” must be seen not as singular but multiple.