I have spent the Summer and early Autumn working with a handful of people who are making new work. We spent days at Heron Corn Mill connecting, intertwining, disconnecting and reconnecting and then when it was all over – disconnecting. It is always difficult when something ends, so we are trying to continue in a disconnected way. I am curious about what will come of this.
It was interesting to work with the group using exercises that have developed over time. I have been mindful of the many teacher artists I have worked with and learned from and whose work has permeated my own. I find myself spending time honouring those teachers from whom the exercise has developed and it is interesting to find what actually becomes your own authentic work. This is why it is difficult to present modules of work to students where the emphasis is on the practitioner because so often the practitioner is a hybrid and so I often find myself in a strange network of practice as heritage or practice as lineage – digging back.