In 2014 I was delighted to take part in the exhibition quotidiæn held in both Celery Space California and La Porte Peinte Noyers sur Serein France. I was honoured to have my work shown beside Veronique laFont and Chiyomi Taneike Longo.
The show explored the following ideas:
everyday life: one sleeps. one dreams. one awakens. gets up. washes. looks at oneself in the mirror. gets dressed. one prepares food. one eats. drinks. washes the dishes. one speaks with others. embraces somebody. one gives water to plants. reads a book. folds a newspaper. one plays cards. works on a computer. one works in the garden. writes. paints. runs. jumps. one caresses an animal. one drives a car. one runs errands. one buys something. one carries things. one puts things down. one puts away the shopping. one admires the clouds. one goes out into the sunshine. one thinks about nature. one thinks about the planet. one eats. one sleeps.
Evolving over time between February 22, 2014 and December 30, 2015, quotidiæn is an investigation of the everyday in which invited designers, artists, makers and chefs make daily life a playground for creative interrogations and turn fresh attention to the elements that underpin survival. Slowly evolving exhibitions are punctuated by events and talks and gatherings at the table, where your meal is served.
The photographs that I exhibited explored the everyday element of water and were titled Travelling North. Here are a few words about what inspired them.
During 2003 to 2005 there were numerous opportunities to travel north. It started with six months living in Scotland and continued with trips to Iceland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia. As it was, all these trips took place during winter with haphazard wishes attached to them. To see the northern lights, walk over a frozen lake and watch snow falling beside the sea. We found all these wonders, and the light, or lack of it always made it such a joy to take pictures. The low northern winter sun that bounced across the horizon before falling back into night created long afternoon shadows at midday. Smoke from log fires clung to the cold air and diffused the light so that landscapes turned the color of dusk. The experiences we were searching for came about effortlessly and on New Year’s Day in Sweden, I edged my way across a frozen lake. Leaves and bubbles were frozen between my feet and the deep green water. The images of the ice lilies are a few photographs that document this journey.
I also curated a meal for quotidiæn titled Alchemica. You can Read Danielle Rubi-Dentzel’s article about it on her wonderful gastro-travel blog Trail of Crumbs