Are We Communicating
Alongside working on Where is Cader Idris? I spoke and formally/ informally recorded artists’ ideas of a workshop space and communication. Since there were 23 artists from different countries and cultural backgrounds, I found spending time with each artist independently and in a group extremely meaningful as it encouraged dialogue about various issues and concerns of artists and their art practices though two artists preferred to remain silent. From the local Welsh artists, I got to know about the location we were in Wales and its socio-cultural and political state. This area is known for its slate stone mining, which has had a long history of mine-workers‘ struggle for status - that of the laborers. Two artists came from the miner families and had seen their parents struggle.
Tape recorders were also placed for recordings during informal discussions at spots like dining tables or the tables outside in the garden where artists gathered to catch up with one another. And on the open day, recordings were installed outside in the open.