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LIFESTORIES PROJECT | Graphic memoir & fiction
Residency 'The BLADNOCH ALTARPIECE' 2018 - SLiDESHOW
OBJECT OF SANCTITY - written during The Bladnoch Altarpiece residency at Unit 3 Gallery April-May 2018, on the site of the former Bladnoch Creamery near Wigtown, Scotland. The poem is read by Gary 'Breagle' Martin in the soundscape ‘Till the Cows Come Home’ created for the exhibition (listen on player button above), which features voices of women who worked in the creamery.
IT’S JUST A PIECE OF OLD JUNK
THE HANDLE A YOUNG MAN TURNED EACH DAY
AT LEAVING TIME TURNED BACK THE OTHER WAY
THAT THING YOU FOUND
LAYING ON THE GRITTY GROUND
IT’S FOR RECYCLING NOT ADMIRING
THOSE ROUNDED EDGES CRAFTED
SO AS NOT TO CUT THE USER
HERE A HUNDRED YEARS
WILL BE NOWHERE IN THE FUTURE
HOW CAN IT BE AN OBJECT OF SANCTITY?
IT’S RUSTY, LIKE AN OLD MAN’S MEMORY
A SYMBOL OF UNBREAKABILITY
WE’LL RISE AGAIN,
OUR VIBRANT, STRONG COMMUNITY
Mural and Performance Project - If These Walls Could Talk 2016 - the walls tell the story of a man who lived in Room 1D at the Carlton Arms Hotel in New York. Supported by Carlton Arms Arts Project and Creative Scotland/VAACMA Award.
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE CARLTON ARMS HOTEL ARTS PROJECT http://carltonarms.com/open-studio-artist-hope-london/