'The Grey Area' Music box. Part of 'Encrypted Sounds of Wellbeing' project
Created by all participants online and in Leicester Organised, film, edit, sound by Leila Houston
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If the governments job is to protect and provide, which of these headings need their urgent attention?
People were asked to pick up to three (or more) headings. Those that took part, were openly invited on social media & at Interact Digital Arts exhibition, LCB Depot, Leicester, U.K
1. Welfare 2. Education 3. Racism 4. Food banks 5. Green polices 6. Mental health & Sleep 7. Time to think8. NHS Future 9. Housing 10. Community 11.Employment 12. Tax Haven All selections were transferred on to a music sheet. (see end of video for the lay out)
Film and Animation
what is the shape of things ?
so- im thinking about this installation and considering the shape of the maslows diagram......and what i want to stick with and leave out - what is relevant and what is not
why a hierarchy? it isnt a symbol of unity but it is of individualism....or is it ?
From the dictionary - a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority.
"the initiative was with those lower down in the hierarchy"
Similar: pecking order, ranking grading, ladder, social order, social stratum, social scale, class system
more thoughts -
- a peak of heaven and a floor of hell ?
a purpose or a struggle never to quite reach an un known void . a grounding base.
but what if it was on its side as a symbol to move forward - eyes face forward and what about that other space we dont see can that be a mirror image
- what if the circumference or volume was a mirror of sorts
ancient pyramid a symbol of strength, long lasting, survival, of being long lasting
why 3 equal sides ?
judgement is also connected to this in many ways
the shape of the scales (a triangle) and ones judgements we have on each other with too much or too little- whilst the chart is a nice chart and healthy for ones own idea to check where they are at is the triangle the right shape - its good to look at it all ways to continue with my own design for the installation . i personally like the idea of the void and keep thinking about anish kappor work and infinity.
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.