Creatives Making A Difference
‘Supporting Mental Health’
THE ANXIETY AND RELEASE COLLABORATION
Welcome to the third collaboration in an eight week, fortnightly engagement with the emotions of anxiety and release. For this particular collaboration we have paired four artists and four poets together. The poets have taken up the theme of anxiety, and the artists, in response, are engaging with the theme of release. In so doing we’re attempting to artistically and accessibly engage with the dynamics between the two emotions- the clashes and the spectrum between the two contrasting feelings. The poets and artists have been exchanging ideas over a number of weeks and what you’ll be seeing as the weeks roll by is the diverse expression of that exchange.
The idea is that we will also eventually group these collaborations together into exhibitions and installations to further promote public awareness and engagement with these issues. Your feedback on this project would be very much welcomed.
This week’s collaboration features
Lucy Quin and Jack Morris (artist)
19 Barkley Road
It’s always the same dream,
your house is now empty
and the night is lilac purple.
I search the hollow rooms
for childhood memories
under a sky of burnt out stars.
You’re seen only in bursts.
Memories crawl and dance
like shadows along all the walls,
but I lose sight of you
and the house collapses,
everything drops around me.
Clawing at the darkness,
I fall fast and heavy,
eyes dart to catch glimpses of you
as they play like movies,
but they move too quickly —
they always move much too quickly.
It is then I wake up
and I lay very still.
I think of you and your new home,
grass has grown over you —
how running my fingers
along the top of your gravestone
feels nothing at all like
holding your hand in mine.
You can find more about Lucy and Jack here: .
You can see Lucy’s Weekend Showcase here.
Jack will be having a Weekend Showcase on ArtiPeeps this Friday
Please do come back for the last Anxiety and Release Collaboration on Tuesday 13th May featuring poet Lauren Coulson and artist Cliona Sheehan.
Tomorrow we’ve got writer Estrella Azul’s second FreeSpace. Do take a look.
Thank you for your interest.
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