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This is a great opportunity to share knowledge with other artists who are starting up; also to learn of new opportunities and resources available.

 

 

Three examples of past work

Evening Compasse (2014)

Evening Compass

Evening Compasses is a still image from my 2013 onsite installation titled fl éches sans corps(arrows without borders) . The image emerge with an elegiac tone as the work explores the traumatic experience that many so-called ‘illegal’ immigrants face after having been forced to leave their homeland. The sea is usually a place where we confront our dreams and desires. We are fond of its serene beauty and calmness but yet it can also be a menacing and daunting place for some. The image encapsulate the horror of the missing bodies of ‘illegal’ immigrants who tries to cross the border. The haunting calmness of the sea embodied themes of trauma and displacement on the ongoing migrant crisis affecting us all.

 

 

Stairs to Nowhere (2014)

Stairs to Nowhere

Stairs to Nowhere emphasis on the theme of accessibility and inaccessibility of the moving bodies in accessing their dreams and desires. Using the landscape as a metaphor to accentuate the barriers, obstacles and challenges one encounter in the struggle for opportunities, immunity and protection. This image is connected to themes of trauma and displacement of bodies in having access to freedom. The inaccessibility and suffering of these moving bodies are captured in this image of stairs to nowhere.

 

 

Balcony (2014)

Balcony

The balcony is a place where one would sit and enjoy the beauty of it’s radiant surrounding. Yet, the balcony occupying the image feels out of place and disconnect with it’s environment. The alienating feeling of the balcony speaks of the intervention of bodies in modifying and altering spaces that it conquer. Similar to Stairs to Nowhere, the image express the sense of inaccessibility and immobility of movement. The restriction of movement makes it hard for the moving body to participate in the beauty it occupies. The image addresses themes of belonging, displacement of bodies and territory.






Project Manager: Gemma Holsgrove

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Project Researcher: Will Sidebottom

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Project Co-ordinator: Debbie Flory

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Project Researcher: Will Sidebottom


Will is a singer-songwriter aspiring to be a Music Therapist, currently a Workshop Leader for Chiltern Music Therapy, a not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy services to people of all ages and many different needs. Will is also a volunteer for Deafax, a charity that develops solutions and opportunities for deaf people, in order to empower and enhance their lives.

Will studied Bmus Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2015
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Project Co-ordinator: Debbie Flory


Debbie joined Decibels in October 2014 and spends her time helping out with the day-to-day administration of the office as well as assisting with researching and sending out funding applications and co-ordinating the current projects. Prior to this, Debbie worked for many years in the Financial Services Sector starting as a member of the New Business Team and ending her career as Executive Assistant to the CEO & Sales Director. She was then approached by an ex-work colleague who was volunteering at Deafax, a charity for the deaf, to see if she would be interested in supporting them on their “admin side of things” – Debbie is still there 11 years later! Hobbies include travelling, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
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