I've been reflecting on our Block conversations and work thus far. I've found the reworking, remixing and reimagining or text inspiring and a rick source of possible ideas going forward. That said, the last incarnation of the project I felt didn't work for me - that is the placards made from bits of text. I've been thinking about why this is as it didn't sit well with me - partly I think it is because it is close to a project I worked on with another artist recently who uses placards. I also think the time constraints meant that the pieces/ photos produced didn't quite come together. What do you think? As we've said, a performance or some other form / next stage is far more appealing as we go forward.
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