INGEST / digest / excrete
In collaboration with
Nicole Morris

[SPACE], 2018

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With support from:
Arts Council England

Photography:
Tom Carter

 

'INGEST/DIGEST/EXCRETE' is a multi stranded project initiated in 2018 by Maria de Lima and  Nicole Morris. The project set out to explore how collaboration can offer impetus for making and, through a  network of friendship, create spaces for shared dialogue, exchange and production.

The first instalment of the project took the shape of an exhibition, 'INGEST/digest/excrete', hosted by [SPACE], London. New work produced reacted to the female body as a contracting and expanding space responding to the urban environment through acts of absorption, consumption and expulsion.

 

Originating from a series of email conversations that began in January between Glasgow and London we have used writing to explore how expanded definitions of the domestic could be experienced as portable. Paying close attention to the transference from the private to the public, we set out to explore how toil and customs relating to the ‘home’ can play out in public space. The writing, and images it draws in, focus specifically on embodied accounts of aging, intimate relationships, child rearing, part time jobs and social technologies and how these affect the processes of making, discourse and display.

 

To accompany the exhibition we produced the podcast 'REGURGITATE', broadcast on Resonance FM, with contributions from: Alberta Whittle; Alice Martin; Jasleen Kaur; Josie Cockram; Katriona Beales; Rebecca Ackroyd; Rebecca Bellantoni and Susan Conte.

 

You can listen to the audio recording here.

 

A talk on the project was featured at the symposium ‘Making, Place, and Protest with Decorating Dissidence’ at Queen Mary, University of London.

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/DIGEST/

In collaboration with

Nicole Morris

OUTPOST, 2019

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With support from:

Arts Council England

'/DIGEST/' took the format of a residency at OUTPOST in May 2019, focusing on how people cohabit and the often forced political and social compromises that happen here. Taking the dinner table as a starting point for considering a site where individuals seek to find common ground, we hosted a series of Skype dinners. The dinners sought to extend our collaboration as well as widen our conversation. Across six days, we held three lunches and three dinners, discussing with other artist friends topics around inter-relational care, heritage, urban survival, resistance, art making, labour and technology.

Our Skype dinner guests were:

Rae-Yen Song, lunch

Hana Janeckova, tea

Holly Graham, lunch

Maria Farrar, lunch

Hannah Leighton Boyce, dinner

Sofie Alsbo, dinner

'/DIGEST/' was broadcast on RTM.fm part of Artlicks Weekend Radio 2019.

You can listen to the audio recording here.