Swansea Printworkshop http://www.swanseaprintworkshop.org.uk member Rose Davies http://scribblah.co.ukhas been the powerhouse behind securing the SPace, a premises owned by Coastal Housing in Swansea http://www.coastalhousing.co.ukand on the High Street.
Together with 12 others the SPace has been a temporary art space in which to make and show work, meet people and exchange ideas. Last Wednesday I created a piece of work by covering everything in the gallery with tissue paper with an invitation to visitors to lift the cover and reveal the identity of the work. Alongside this and using the SPace as a testbed I installed a new piece of my studio work that also explores identity.
On Friday evening we had about 20 people come and join us to discuss both my work and that of others who have used the paper to explore a sense of identity in relation to experiences of changes in our own identity and that of others near to us.
My marks have used the earliest form of writing, Sumerian cuneiform as a starting point that now leads me off to consider a wider sense of human identity.