Art Engagement

ALICE ANDERSON / MEMORY MOVEMENT MEMORY OBJECTS / WELCOME COLLECTION from Alice Anderson on Vimeo.

Back in 2015 my son, Thomas and i had the unique experience of becoming active participants in the creation of art. An exhibition of work by artist, Alice Anderson was taking place at the Wellcome Collection. The work entailed taking every day objects and wrapping them around with copper wire. The resultant pieces give a real sense of tranquility and peace. Whilst they are still discernibly recognisable as what they were previously, they have nevertheless taken on a new and much vaguer form.

Our names appear in the credits as contributors: Alice Anderson - Travelling Studio Archive

We spent an hour becoming part of the exhibition (and there are one or two photos in which Thomas can be seen (and my arm to the left of the picture!) Thomas wound his copper wire around a 12" record, I had a wooden alphabet letter. Now, you might think that carrying out such a task for an hour would get boring. However, it felt almost like a form of meditation. For me, everything slowed down and for long periods there were no outside thoughts disturbing my mind as the winding of the copper thread consumed my whole attention.

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