You have been invited to attend.
This exhibition is a record on the move.
A reflection upon this moment in time which feels like a train that starts and stops constantly.
Being in attendance even when there is no means for being present felt like the most important gesture I could make.
In a year where we have been asked to take greater care of our bodies, protecting them, distancing from one another, I ask you, what does attendance mean? I may never attend this exhibition, so I ask you to do so for me. Its production demanded I was aware of this, to think about how I can be in attendance to everyday life, in particular to relations with friends, family, strangers, the lost, historical events and the objects we use, touch, share, and take for granted. The date became regimen, but the days were fluid. These thoughts are not disparate but fragmentary. Every day offer(s)ed a new and a continuous thought. But these thoughts are a result of the flow of thoughts that have been circulating around me throughout the year. I said to my friend A.Z. “I am not trying to make work from a distance.” I said this so as to confirm that what I am doing is real, but also, so that these thoughts, these ideas, are given the space to flow out of me. Right now, feels like a moment of balancing the static and the fluid aware both are offering new depths.
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