Today I got on in the studio – beginning to plan out thoughts and ideas for my time here. We had an in-depth tour of the house, learning more about its history and objects within; we even got a cheeky tour up the tower! Before dinner, the group shared our individual interests and the work/thoughts we’ll be engaged with during the residency.

Key thoughts that came from the group: community, personal narrative, speaking with and through the absent other, conversations and silence, letting go and moving on, mending, care-taking, archival, history today, importance of understanding, seeing and looking, pedagogy, text – words – non-words, re-making re-doing re-understanding, writing and re-writing,  ghosts, communication,