Thinking and Doing Workbooks

Open All Hours Event
29th August -2nd September
Every morning
9.00 -10.30

Thinking and Doing Workbooks is the title of a project I began back in end of January/beginning of February this year. Inspired by a workshop presented by Barbara Bridger on The Body and Writing, I decided I would complete the final day’s task in the form of a documentation book for each person to keep. I promised to work on it as soon as I got home and to send it to everyone within a month. Well I did begin but sadly and shamefully I still have not finished.

7 months on and I still have not completed this project. I would like to apologise to everyone who donated some money towards the postage and to let you know I have not forgotten. Time has run away from me and I cannot believe we are now at the end of August.

However, it is never too late to make amends and in the archive the books’ shells remain, with their contents ready to be sewn into the frames of their covers. I want to reacquaint myself with the documentation I gathered and to activate it as an interactive thinking and doing workbook. I will therefore dedicate a portion of my time in the archive to finish this and other unfinished projects. It is important to realise certain dreams and to stick to your word no matter how late it comes. I intend to finish this project by the end of the week and I sincerely hope I can send the group their books next week!

If and only if I get this complete I can then begin to think about the other projects I have not finished, which are:

An as yet untitled dance for film piece recorded on the streets of Cagliari in Sardinia with Anna da Pozzo – this needs to be edited!
Portfolio for the Ferdynand Zweig project I completed in collaboration with Elena Oña.
Two pledges to Low Profile for their project ‘Have You Seen Our Work’.

If you have any projects that you have left to one side or never completed come share your experiences with me. Every day of the event between 9.00 and 10.30 we can kick start the day together re-inspiring one another to complete these tasks, ideas, projects.

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