The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things

I was commissioned by the Poly-Technic – visual artists Kate Genever and Steve Pool, to work on the PECT’s Green Festival which happened in Nene Park in the middle of August. I was fortunate to also be working alongside Katy Hawkins and Anne Bellamy. The theme of the work was ‘The best things in life aren’t things’ and it was designed to open up a conversation about where we find our joy and to consider the future and reducing the amount of waste.

The Poly-Technic (Kate Genever and Steve Pool) shone projections and put up tear-off posters to highlight the work.  They collected recordings of a range of people talking around the theme, which was put together using an old reel-to-reel tape. Soundscape with poetry (2 mins in)

People were also encouraged to write on slate stones at the event and then skim their words on the lake, taking part in a moment of reflection and enjoying a simple pleasure.  I wrote a soluble poem for people to take and reflect on whilst dissolving in water.