A relaxing day, taking stock of what has been happening and the week to come. This week everyone in the house has a busy time. Exam season is here, Camino is coming, school trips are happening, events are imminent. So I spent the day not thinking about all those things and it did me good.
As I enter the final week of the camino journey the spiritual and the reflective while present, will have to battle for space in my mind with logisitics of creating the piece. Knowing who is down, sorting out the camera, getting the materials and all it entails as well as checking the daily weather update - at the moment low cloud but no rain. But this will change during the week. I was thinking what would I do if it was torrential rain? I would have to create, the weather is part of it. Life goes on regardless though doesnt it, the piece cannot be postponed or abandoned because it would lose its integrity.
Integrity is the glue between playing and performing. The essence that keeps the piece to have meaning and soul. It has featured a lot in my thinking this years piece, not because my work has ever lacked intergity but I think as a person I have been trying to be true to myself and integrity is key to that.
Off to write to do lists, I joined a forum today, this is a new experience. There seems to be a different language going on there. Its all a bit weird, they seem to be protectors of the rules and everything around it. I am sure this is how forums work, but it was a little scary, the users sharing made up names so not really trusting and not really wishing to be seen as themselves. Conversations that dont really explain anything, more of a staggered conversation that could take agesgood at it to actually get a response. All very odd.
So this is where I am in the interactive world.
Doodle - bring the cyber peeps to you in one place - like
Blogging - new to me not very but will get better but getting to grips with the content but havent got a clue about eveything at the side ------------>
Forums - managed to fill in the form and even posted something
Twitter - have an account- got no idea
So I am off to battle the cyber demons, and ease myself into rest with an open heart and a growing cyber mind!
So, this is my first blog, I always hand write in my journal so this is a new expereince for me.
This morning Emma Douglas and I have been on the beach.
Emma is a worldly woman, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and sees life in a sensitive yet blunt way if ever the two should mix, and she tells you about it.
We took a stroll down to the beach, for the first time with a friend, to talk through and explore the siting of the final installation piece.
The tides today are roughly the same as they ae going to be on the 18th and walking barefoot on the beach and mudline was actually quite a lovely experience. The mud is so silky before it gets cloggy under foot.
It seems like I am out of my comfort zone at the moment, challenging myslef by not taking the easier route for me by not using light as a projection and forcing myself to be more intuitive in the development of the piece on the day. Taking care to keep its integrity and its calmness. Putting into the piece what I hope will resonate from it as people participate, a special, sacred and natural space.
Prior to going to the beach, I started formalising the image for Pecha Kucha on Thursday - I still have a bit to go on that. Its quite hard to know what to talk about, without complying to the labels and expectations of what poeple come to hear and see about.. a work in progress.