VIDEO AND PHOTOS of my collaboration with Johnny C & A snippet from my artist statement with support of my amazing writer Khush kali
A snippet from my artist statement
Encrypted Sounds of Wellbeing
The artist cycles along a canal path. We are attached to her handlebars and though our view shudders and shakes, we can see how closely she skirts the waterside edge. She pedals faster, negotiating the gentle curve and the jolting bumps of the towpath, seemingly heading downhill at speed. But it is silence that crashes into the birdsong, before returning again to the haunting strains of an eerily upbeat Wurlitzer organ:
There’s no business like show business
Like no business I know...
The artist pedals faster still, chasing on two wheels a promise of freedom, liberation. Furiously propelling herself towards just that one cool moment of relief, we know the futility of her attempt even before it is affirmed by the glimpse of a silent, gliding swan.
Come to online group exhibition and digital opening showing the developments of this work
10th October 7.30pm
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.