new world of ash

The map has held me for a long time. I am a prisoner to the places that I am connected to and ultimately longing for, within this connection, this embrace, an unrequited love. I am outside, when once part of the inside. The memories that I have lost, the ones that I search and long for are now decimated, they are brother and sister to the scorched earth and politics of our time, the lost time is embers among the soil, among the blackened parchment, once lines and markers of territory for men. The map is burning, it will become ash and from the ruin, Genesis will begin to make a new world.

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Responding to your whispers

Intrigued by the imposed audio limitations placed upon your artist group, I can assure you that your whispers are coming through ‘loud and clear’.

Observing you on your ‘island’, your cell, I can connect with you from my ‘natural soapbox’ (a large protruding rock within the valley). I will respond with a ‘rant’ with a self-imposed limitation that it should come from this place. However, the quest for clarity of thought, of word, of action risks going unseen.

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‘Reacting to you, I am in the space between’

By 2017 CAS Artists had been exploring the potential of dissent as a methodology for creative dialogue for some time. They decided to open the conversation to include others. Could their working methods be translated into remote collaboration through the creation of on-line residencies? What alternative voices and interpretations of personal dissent would emerge? Artists were invited to explore dissent during Block_Chain: The Power of Two (2018) and one of the participating artists was Sarah Misselbrook who completed her MA at Winchester School of Art in 2011 and now works from the wilds of Catalonia.

Sarah Misselbrook
Between Spaces (2018)
#BlockChainDissentArt Film
3.53min

EXCERPT

Out of the darkness I am here
responding and observing you…
Is this life?
Connecting to you
Disconnecting from you.
Do my actions go unseen if I don’t record them?
The chain records me,
I surveil myself, and I share this information with you,
Happenings,
Performances (although this applies an audience)
Reacting to you, I am in the space between
The void,
The far more intriguing negative me.

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