It is right to start the New Year, and a new decade, with a new blog. Having reached number 26 with my earlier one, Art Etc. it feels that this is the time. Here, I want to concentrate on art practice which includes my research as they are inherent to one other. Primarily a sound artist, I do not exclude other media but develop creativity across disciplines.
My intention is that knowledge and understanding of what I have achieved this year will unfold with time and impact on my thoughts and ideas.
It has been a good year for me culminating in the Artcore Winter Narratives Arts Council supported residency in Vadodara, India (blog – artcoregallery.org.uk > artist residency > Winter Narratives > Dr Wright). I arrived home on the 21st of December so it is still very fresh. It was perfect timing and the progress I made points to an excellent beginning to 2020.
Making an exhibition from new work in just 10 days meant little time for procrastination. I went with ideas and a proposal that was, essentially, a methodology but I wanted to have a very open mind and create something that could only be created there. My thoughts are that to make something on a residency that could be done elsewhere means that you might as well stay at home. The work I made was borne out of the experience and pertains to the location but it is not necessarily site-specific, although certain drawings were. This will be tested when it is shown at Artcore in Derby in April. I rediscovered my pleasure in using drawing as a means of experiencing site although sound was my main medium.