Monday, 23 June 2008


'Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests; as snug as a gun.

Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests. I'll dig with it.'
Seamus Heaney

(Suitcase and cloths adapted for Transmerge by the artist)


Penny said...

I loved this performance. Everything was right. Your idea of transferring a core of land was fascinating, suggesting not only notions of land-ownership, but as exemplified by the larva (probably Cockchafer, but maybe a Ghost Swift Moth larva which has perfect name for your onieric performance), also connotations of contamination. Your costume and the suitcase made it quite melancholy and brave - like a scene from the Resistance or even something slightly sinister. Thsank you for sharing this with me. I love your work. xxx Penny

Becky Bowley said...

Thank you Penny for your thoughts and understandings:

Oneiric, what a wonderful word and very fitting!- Ghost Swift is an especially beautiful name.

Although I had considered putting the earth back to its orginal places, I decided not to partly because it didnt seem to me to be contaminating, but of course some of the issues around conflict are a form of contamination, so in this sense it is appropriate.

Becky x