Oliver wanted to spend more time in the creative process to further empathise with what it was he, as a consultant to some of the major museums in London, made spaces for. In this way, being in my 8 hours satisfied his needs. He cared for these hours with an attentive hand, and it was a huge learning process for both of us. Being my first collaborator, Oliver helped me shape the process. With his knowledge of alternative ways of engaging audiences and resetting their threshold of expectation when entering a situation. Oliver was an informed, provocative and engaged collaborator. Since we have completed the first 8 hours, Oliver has suggested that we spend the 8 hours I owe him engaging in ‘more explicitly creative pursuits in combining art and life’. I am developing these as workshops for performance artists or anyone looking to unlock creativity in their everyday lives.
Of all of our documentation, Oliver and i agree that the poem written from the aimless walking activity where we spoke only every 5 minutes, best represents our time spent. The poem is below, and some images from our experiences follow it.
Every 5 minutes.
dressed youth in a
while the tart toxicity of
Apples in Autumn
that sends us
Range Roving back to Narnia
through the nostalgic clarity of
Omnipresence of Construction
turns buildings on their heads to host the ground swell giving
Life to the Tops of Trees.
while the underside seems to die, in need of a
cascade across the land in
that bows humbly to the earth. unlike
which like the west reaches to the sky with
Boat People in Abundance
that to the water afloat is
The ripples of discontented tide, over time
subtly provoke a
Demise in Couples
who, as an audience for each other’s misery
Support Estates for Agents.
Silhouettes Framed in Windows
sending signs from the past like
that ask us
To End Where We Began.