Soft Spaces for Seizures, 2020
Wooden bookshelf, self-published artist manual, self-published manifesto, three high pile rugs.
This work was realised after a conversation with De'Anne Crooks covered how long term health conditions effect the way we navigate gallery spaces. The rugs were made following needing a soft surface to have a seizure, but instead find ourselves hiding in public bathrooms in fear of being anything 'other' in unremitting spaces.
I became interested in accommodating people, such as using carpet to cover the concrete gallery floor; the most very simple solution but one rarely seen to host its audience for as long as the artist intends the audience to be in the space.
How do you enter a building without leaving an important part of who you are behind?