22nd October : Wallking tour around Cambridge with Robert Good - Director of ALL.
Dawn Cole - Embroider the Truth (Textiles and Print) at Museum of Cambridge. Lace patterns taken directly from the hand written diaries of Nurse Clarice Spratling, written in France during WW1. Patterns very delicate and intricate but also slightly spidery and sinister. Dawn was exploring some ideas around coding, propaganda and deception.
Catherine Cleary and Rebecca Ilett - After Dark in the Playing Fields (video). Intriguing, slightly spooky black and white images played on a window in an unused staircase at the Museum of Cambridge. Not clear what was going on - so the sinister atmosphere created by implication and my own imagination.
Paul Michael Browne - One Way Converstion (publication) left in waiting area of Scruffs Hairdressing. Quite intriguing record of all the texts the artist had received in the past year. Some quite banal - some quite revealing and racey! Posed the question to me about who owns the words?
Sarah Coggrave : Letters from Astra (performance, exhibition, trail of clues)
Zata Banks and Joe Banks : The Act of Creation (Neon) Ruskin Gallery. Neon sign which says "Let there be language" - bringing together one of the things God says in the Genesis creation story "Let there be light" and a New Testament saying which says "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God". I thought this was very eye catching and clever.