Last year’s missing bits in Flashback posts.
By the summer I had secured a project I could work on (even in the state I was in) and I started to think about new writing. It had been a while, my Stanza meeting efforts were old poems saved in files on the laptop. I wanted to write again, the urge came a long while before the possibility – and like any writer I know one of the best ways to guarantee work is to find a deadline and write to it.
So I started looking for opportunities and found a call out for the Asking For It project curated by Chloë Clarke and Gabby Ellison.
We are the ‘Asking for it’ exhibition. Our aim is to create a place for people to share and feel and come together over adversity. Through expression of art – in a variety of mediums such as film, photography, poetry, art and sound – the exhibition will take the viewer on a journey from the beginning to recovery and survival.
The exhibition not only looks at the experiences of the survivor but the societal judgements and miseducation around the topic of sexual abuse/violence. We believe that art is a powerful tool to express and empower artists and viewers, while educating those who have not experienced this.
I made a poetry film and submitted some poems. My poetry was accepted.
Unfortunately I was not able to read at the gallery opening as my physical health made it impossible to travel to London.
Private Gallery Exhibition Opening and Performances 23rd October.
It was a brave and successful exhibition. Here are some more photos from the opening night.
A good project to be part of.