The usefulness of Frieda will become apparent.
Meanwhile, I was trained as a Painter, then as a Visual Communications Designer at postgraduate level. I have enjoyed a varied career in Print and Screen Design, as well as Teaching on a Foundation course.
In periods of economic difficulty, (and cuts in support for the Arts), Frieda’s interested to know how individual artists progress, as an indicator of the times, and as a way to develop her own professional practice. She proposes a Project of Hogarthian Proportions, (the best example of his serially-planned story cycles), to weave together the Themes that bubble around her; producing work, interviewing other practitioners in a series of Salon ‘conversations’, creating a database, (a repository), of stories, reflections, discoveries and memories and curating an Exhibition of Her Findings.
She proposes walks of the Liminal Landscape, studio-visits, work critiques, interviews – each interaction documented, recorded and published. She’s aware that having previously enjoyed the social and creative interactivity of a freelance and educational environment, she feels certain difficulties can arise from working in the near-isolation of a semi-rural studio. Her ‘other’ self has fallen out-of-the-loop, pining for intellectual interaction, for honest critique and feedback with other practitioners. Without feedback or a peer review opportunity, her ‘other’ self finds that she’s increasingly in need of validation. An opportunity to display her findings and for critical and informed discussion – especially with artists juggling similar responsibilities and anxieties – has become crucial.
Frieda will conduct this series of documented intellectual, geographical and creative wanderings, and her interviews with selected people, with an audio/visual and written account of work. She hopes to achieve a fluid, on-going series of imagery, recordings, documents and interviews, transcribed, synthesised and published. She intends to publish and display the results as an installation and exhibition.