A response to my own psychic journey today. A response to a dream.
For a long time I’ve been very inspired by people I know who regularly share their art on social media. It always felt so immediate, and emergent, and something I never thought I would be able to do. There are so many people who have inspired me. But last night, I realised that my attitude about art creation was really hurting me. I realised that usually I have an idea, and I don’t want to tell anyone until it’s perfect, but then most of the time the ideas don’t get made at all, or if they do it is only very infrequently. I realised that I was working towards making art works, rather than living an arts making life. So I decided to change that. I think my ‘thing’ when it comes to making art is responding intersubjectively, to a person, an animal, an event, a feeling…. For the past three years I have run a thing called Baba Yaga’s Dream Yurt at festivals, with a team of incredible Yagas, and this is what we do. We respond. So this is what I’m doing here. Here is a response to my experience of the past 24 hours. It has been made together with Pete Phillips, @petethepolymath. (Mad audio skills!) We’re going to try to make something most days. We’ll see how we go. As I made this, I felt like it was also a response to a dear friend of mine – I’ll send it to her too. And maybe our strange contribution to the world of social media art can encourage someone else that you don’t have to wait till you make some enormous groundbreaking work to share it – you can sit down with a phone and a pile of pictures after the kids go to bed, notice, and respond. Thank you to all the people sharing their art who have given me the strength to join you! Much love x