Stoop to Yarn

 

converational sculptures

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre 2014

 

This series of performances were held on a set of steps in a gallery that are reminiscent of the steps off the verandah. The gallery visitors were invited to sit on them any time and watch the world go by, or chat to passersby. 

Every saturday afternoon, I went and sat on the steps for a couple of hours. I had many a great chats. Overall, I decided that when you are in a gallery you meet artists and talk about art! When the participants stuck around long enough we managed to go beyond that and have some really involved conversations about everything from the fealty of technology, the power of play, time and reality. Over again I would ask the folks ‘What would you change, if you could change just one thing?’ The overall response boiled down to tolerance, people want more of it.