What an unbelievable feeling it is to have completed a project I have worked on for upwards of 7 months! My first visual and audio exhibition - 'Nothing is Mundane' - was recently held from the 1st to the 4th of this month. It was an extremely validating experience for me; giving greater belief and confidence in my work as a creative.
This was all thanks to the individuals who took time out of their lives to join me in this experience, and allow themselves to be affected by the audio and visual work I put together. I received feedback that brought such joy to me, as a person and creator. Namely, that the combination of the sounds and sights, their interaction, helped bring about an emotive and whole experience of the theme of the exhibition - that all we encounter, and 'are', is special, interesting and awe-inspiring, if we only give it the time of consideration and recognition.
I am also hugely happy with the introspective nature of the content - it offered people the opportunity to reflect inwardly about their own lives and thoughts, and think in a metacognitive manner. This reception was all more than I expected and/or conceived possible whilst in the process of bringing about these works!
It's strangely absorbing and personal producing an individual artistic project, and easy to lose sight of how it would be perceived by others (it's generally very difficult to grasp how one's work is being viewed by others). The relief I felt in learning how this exhibition was understood is indescribable!
To have invested a great amount of mental, emotional and physical time and energy into something that can be deemed successfully interacted with and interpreted is perfectly pleasing.
I cannot wait to continue on this path of ideas and thoughts being expressed audio visually - it is an area of expression that ignites my imagination and passion... something we should all be so lucky to have in our work.
Thank you to all who came, all who helped me and all who dealt with my stress in the lead up to this exhibition. I hope that any one who experiences these works will gain something positive from them.
Below are the main audio tracks that I created and exhibited (open in SoundCloud for extra details, including what the themes are in each, how the pieces were presented and who was involved in their making). Here are -
'Talk' (a collection of thoughts and voices),
'Recitals' (a few poetry, well, recitals), and
'Wasteland' (an abstract exploration of everyday sounds).
I also compiled a few videos from the exhibition (quite quickly, as part of a course submission, so excuse their imperfections).
Here is a short look at the exhibition, and a more detailed 'art tour' (with Wasteland as the audio).
Thank you! Feel free to contact with any thoughts, queries etc.
More photos from the exhibition can be found on my Facebook page, at this link: