Next week I will begin making the show at The Lowry, after two weeks in a small dark art studio at University of Salford. It is ready to start breaking out of the space, so things can sit and stand next to each other, like arranging plants in a garden. At the moment I have picked my plants, but they are uprooted saplings. The art school was a nice place for ideas to germinate, with many things on hand: OHP’s, saws, safety goggles…

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I presented two sharings on Friday afternoon to some students, the creative team and Hotpants Romance. This was useful. New eyes, offerings, links between material. You close your eyes, hope for the best and then it makes you realise there’s something there, to be going on with. It has a feeling, life of it’s own.

Now I have a show that feels like a prawn between chopsticks: fragile, small, unravelling…

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