Jim’s Fear of Being Forgotten held up in a Boat Shed

2020

Bridge Street Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK

I made this installation in an old boat shed during the first Covid lockdown. I tried to frame my thoughts as a journey inwards, reflecting upon my worth when human contact was drastically reduced. It started as I passed an old man sat outside his flat, he was sanding a chair when he shouted over “you’ve got to do something”, the following day he was painting the same chair, and shouted, “Well I can’t go anywhere so may as well”. It struck me that if all we had was ourselves, in our own environments, would we find a core of who we really are? Sound by Ben Grant.

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