Drawing Moves to Making
15th March - 12th April 2014
R-Space Gallery, Lisburn
Thank you Andrea McWilliams and Robert Martin for your wonderful hospitality and the opportunity to show a collection of my jewellery, Body 30'57" - some of the drawings from my recent British Library residency, and Lying in Wait my collaborative film with artist Idris Khan.
I'd like you share some writing by Olive Broderick. who came to my talk at the opening of the exhibition. She is a poet who is part of the Castle Ward Arts and Craft Collective based in a National Trust property on the shores of Strangford Lough, Co. Down. www.castlewardartsandcrafts.com.
I love that working processes can be passed on and developed to work for different makers working in different mediums. After the talk Olive distilled five impressions from the film Lying in Wait into single words of one syllable and wrote from them. Here's the result:
By Olive Broderick 2014
after the work of Sarah Warsop
Blank Black Book Gap Dance
Dreamer in a black dress: moves among
the book stacks. They are tightly packed
and their blank spines make you seem
trapped within their barricades. You never
even look to ford the gap – Eve before
the apple - you carry your own core
material: staccato words which you draw
out to complete lines with your body.
Somehow it's the half-light greys that
mark the dance out from the darkness