“Everything was calm. The sun was shining. I was swimming in the deep. And then, when I surfaced twenty years later, I discovered there was a storm, a whirlpool, a blasting gale lifting the waves over my head. At first I wasn’t sure I’d make it back to the boat and then I realised I didn’t want to make it back to the boat. Chaos is supposed to be what we most fear but I have come to believe it might be what we most want.
If we don’t believe in the future we are planning, the house we are mortgaged to, the person who sleeps by our side, it is possible that a tempest (long lurking in the clouds) might bring us closer to how we want to be in the world…Life falls apart. We try to get a grip and hold it together. And then we realise we don’t want to hold it together.”
The Cost of Living, by Deborah Levy a book I have been engrossed within this week. This was part of an autobiographical project by Levy, something she calls ‘a working autobiography‘, it’s a mediation on marriage, death and writing. Levy is a woman of our times, she confides in the reader, giving an account of her internal life, which to many, is so much more interesting than their external life.
This is a book that hits hard and fast, in some ways, not so much a memoir as an eloquent manifesto or what Levy describes ‘a new way of living‘ and thus mobile photography and art, represents ‘a new way of seeing‘ and this is as clearly apparent in this weeks showcase as it is in the post-familial world. Enjoy!
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Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
Milly M, Marcello Balsano, Peter Wilkin, Fleur Schim, Gianluca Ricoveri, Deborah McMillion, Catherine Caddigan, p.a. hamel, @rejanerubino, @remintrusions, @janisbrandenburg, @vastumarco, @bonbostonecreations, @iphotami, @catherinecaddigan, @eliza.tsitsimeaua, @before.1st.light, @realityfragments, @anzbau, @soniabridekirk, @adrianmcgarry, @klimtt, @novice_ish, @verbonnet, @dreamsandfields, @pause.and.breathe, @deobrahmorbetoart, @fichristian.
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