Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Hedonism Handbook

"You are not a to-do list, series of responsibilities or a roster of achievements. Your life consists of much more than that, and your foremost responsibility is to yourself (unless of course you have very small children, in which case your nirvana may be temporarily compromised.)"

The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure and Pleasure by Michael Flocker

A showing coming up at TROCADERO Art Space next year is embroidered works of my to do list

here is a bit of my proposal for
Mummy Packaging


Bowls – dessert, soup, breakfast – wrapped in fabric with my daily list of what I need to do to keep my life running as a mother (two children under five), associate producer with Next Wave, coordinator of Allan’s Walk and also an artist, embroidered onto the fabric stretched over the mouth of each bowl.

365 bowls (once for each day of the year) will be covered, embroidered then stacked in the space. Viewers will be invited to touch and rearrange the bowls and their stacks.

The stacks will be unstable and unpredictable – bowls may smash. The stacks are like my life as a mother kinda just keeping balanced.

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