'Ideas of Intimacy’, Ravensbourne University London, Saturday 6th October 2018
I will presenting my current project 'Twenty-Twenty One' at the next Family Ties Network event, which examines my long-term relationship with my partner in the light of his recent treatment for heart failure. This project also includes the recent video, ‘Home: A Structure on Trial’ (2017) which was commissioned for ‘Talking Transformations: Home on the Move’. The poem became symbolic of his recovery, with the home becoming a place of refuge and safety, whilst also becoming claustrophobic, with the flickering sunlight, reflected upon the floors and doors being indicative of his irregular heartbeat.
This research seminar will consider ideas of intimacy, in terms of personal relationships and family bonds through artist moving image and photography. Emotional expressions of love, loss and closeness are examined through issues of self-exposure, identity and ethical boundaries.
There will be presentations by fellow FTN co-ordinator Suze Adams, alongside guest speakers Jane Prior and Sarah Pucill.