For at least the first week I couldn’t quite believe I was really at the Mawddach; it was December when I should be busying about at home, I wasn’t working at my day job, to me it felt
remote, coming from a densely populated part of South East England and it was frozen. The estuary froze whilst I was staying, so there was a hush and muted quality to the light
And it was quiet.
So, having no plans apart from to respond, the work I made was about siting myself there.
This included listening, looking and felt observations.
I recorded the sound of the radiators using contact mics as they tried to heat the studio.
I drew how it felt to put weight through my body.
I made drawings every 2 hours of the brackish estuary endlessly changing.
I listened to the sound of the estuary, drew a graphic score and made an audio representation using my voice with the Loopy HD App on my phone.
I listened to quiet thoughts about myself as a 51 year old woman, also changing, and drew.
I got really into electrical tape drawing.
It took me about eight days to establish my practice rhythm. It was worthwhile. Jake and Scarlett were amazing.