SW11NDOWS

What started with a shy, single phrase attempt ‘Mind The Gap’, using the three glass panels on my balcony, in 2020 last year. 

Developed next year in 2021 into a full text message that was displayed and changed at regular weekly intervals.
 

To make art is to express, and to exhibit is to interact, which are both equally vital to an artist’s practice. In Covid/lockdown times there came upon me an urgent need to hack into this dystopian present. To subvert this powerlessness through constructive action by creating new ways of showing and seeing art.

 

In these constraining times wanting to take this idea forward by sharing this means of release with my fellow artists, as well as to break this impasse of pandemic lock down through constructive action by creating new ways of showing and seeing art, led to initiating a physical show across the whole of Battersea area called ‘SW11NDOWS’, where in the artwork was to be experienced by the public/passer-bys from a distance (considering the lockdown guidelines). Taking this forward through as a curatorial collaboration with two of my cohort Katrine Skovsgaard and Louise Ørsted Jensen.

It was a 24x3-day show, in which a total of 23 artists showcased their work from their homes, gardens, and open areas. Part of the banner series ‘This Too Shall Pass, Then What?’ became a part of this venture.