So this weekend saw writer Jo Lumber in there, funded by the Doorways project. Her last piece of writing was admired and laughed at, and one of the highlights for many of the audience at Shallal Dance Theatres Godolphin Doorways performance in May.
So we wanted to give her time to develop ideas, work with others etc, she started with ideas for installations, physical expression for words, last time we spoke it seems to be heading for embroidery - we never saw that one coming!
As with many artists: inspiration then sorting and following threads and who know where that will lead, come to our next Doorways show on Friday 14th July outside and inside Falmouth Library to find out!
" productive day at BLW yest. Great to have the blank space, no
distractions. I stuck my papers on the wall and made notes- I find the
'outpouring' method works well for me, loads of single words and
phrases start to connect and take things in unexpected directions.
So... I seem to be creating something about the convalescent homes
which PE made specifically for railway workers and also about the
Ladies who held fundraising soirees and sewed for the hospitals. Lots
of visual/mental links to do with lines, time and pattern; train
track, Stitches in both linen garments and operated flesh,
timetables, fortnight of convalescence, structured routines. Also,
contrasting sounds, sights and smells of the city and countryside. So,
actually far less about the nurses I had envisaged! Roger may visit
today for some musical improv." Jo Lumber