How Should I Live? (Maybe That's Not the Question)
A solo show that toured from Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2010) to Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2011). The themes running through the exhibition were, broadly, the passage through life, accountability, choices, control, authority and how people choose to negotiate those things.
The tape floor-drawing imagery engaged the notion of 'Pura Vida' and the Costa Rican saying ‘if you have a church, a bar, and a football pitch, then you have a town’, as a simple metaphor for life. Cutting across the drawing was the plan of an abattoir killing floor, specifically engineered by animal psychologist Dr Temple Grandin to pacify animals, but at the same time encourage them to willingly proceed to their own demise.
In the final room was a light-box containing a quote from the Russian nihilist, Dmitry Pisarev, along with a rock cast in bronze, collected from the take off mound used by Evel Knievel in his failed attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in 1974.
An essay written by Ellen Mara De Wachter for the exhibition has been included in the 'Revelations' publication that can be purchased from the Syson Gallery online shop.