• 29/06/2015
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    Holding Time - Funded by ACE
    'm delighted to report that my third application (!) to the Arts Council resulted in full funding for Holding Time for 2017/18.
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    Holding Time - Update
    It has been such a privilege and a pleasure to witness these mothers, each at their own point on their journey of motherhood. Sometimes a mother is photographed once, sometimes more times, depending on the prevailing winds, technical issues, how we are both feeling and whether or not I can remember how to take a picture on that particular day.
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    The Parlour
    With the launch of Holding Time in September 2017, podcasts will regularly appear on the Parlour site, along with portraits of breastfeeding mothers, written interviews and a blog. The Parlour is an experimental collaboration designed to permanently break the cultural stigma surrounding breastfeeding. Growing out of ideas formed in the inception of my photography project, Holding Time, it is a space for women to comfortably discuss breastfeeding. By combining a broad program of documentation and discussion through web streamed talks, social media and a body of shared images it is a political intervention, both real and virtual.
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  • 29/03/2013
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    Art as Medicine
    For anyone who has spent time in hospitals as a patient, visitor or healthcare professional, it is clear that good art enhances not only the immediate environment but also contributes not only to patients mental well-being but also their recovery rates.
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    On Time and Ecology
    Lack of Time. No Time. No time to stop. Time and our relationship to it, is central to our possession of ourselves
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    Bullet Time and Cyclical Time
    While the world reeled from the dizzying implications of this event, a different kind of ‘reeling’ was taking place in editing rooms across the world. The numbered frames were cut, frozen and slowed for re-examination.
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    Drawing Time: Notes on Time and Photography
    A survey of writing on the subject of Photography and Time
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Making Space

Holding Time installation

18th January 2018
Fabrica Art Gallery
, Duke's Street, Brighton

This Making Space residency is an opportunity to test Holding Time as a multi-screen installation featuring animation, stills and video. Using material created over the past three years of breastfeeding mothers, this four day installation will test a working method of showing stop motion portraits alongside an abstract 'time map' based on Cosmateque designs.

For new mothers there is little in popular visual culture to affirm their new role as mother and breast feeder. Many new mothers want to feed their babies but feel isolated breastfeeding at home and may not have the confidence to breastfeed in public. This work sets out to remove the barriers to breastfeeding, whilst positively promoting this role in society by providing positive images of mother and child relationships.

The portraits are designed to represent a broad range of mothers including mothers of a variety of ages, nationalities, mothers with young babies up to small children. Most of the mothers are separately interviewed for The Parlour website in collaboration with sociologist, Lucila Newell.

Using constructed patterns comprising of glass geometrical shapes, I am producing an ancient kind of ‘encoded’ of information within each portrait of mother and child that encompasses the duration each mother has spent breastfeeding to that moment (http://bit.ly/2cy5hP0). This work seeks to re-contextualise motherhood in general and breastfeeding in particular as an active, rather than passive activity, aligning mother and child with an older, more universal time system.

The residency will also feature a one to one discussion with Founder and Editor of PhotoMonitor, Christiane Monarchi. Christiane is the founding editor of the online magazine Photomonitor, dedicated to photography and lens-based media in the UK and Ireland. Over the past 5 years Photomonitor has published more than 700 features online from over 200 contributing artists and writers and maintains a comprehensive online listings guide for exhibitions, auctions and events in photography.

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