Marie

Marie writes, I began composing this task with a long introduction about the melancholy of finishing this personal landmark of a project with you. I then realised that – as you read this – I might be in labour and therefore shouting for you to come and hold my hand...

Dear Alan,  Thanks for your task and the opportunity for one last dance for our big project.   A couple of weeks back you gave a talk about our project at The Ohio State University and I wanted to respond to an issue that was flagged up by your audience in the Q&A....

Marie writes:  This will probably be your last task before the Final Project Task, to be activated as soon as I go into labour.   This task is based on conversations we have had regarding a difficult family situation involving yourself and your brother. I want to address this issue and to let...

Marie writes: You are currently on a work trip to the United States and for this reason, I will keep this task as simple and straightforward as I can. I want to be true to our ‘relay’ and not divert too much from previous tasks and responses but try to...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 47 – And Again. I feel back on track! I took your image-score and the time-record that you produced for Response 46 – A day in the Space of Lifeas a starting point for my exploration. The itinerary created by the time record and the...

Marie writes: The definition of ‘relay’ in the Cambridge Dictionary refers both to ‘passing something on’ as well as to ‘a team effort to continue an activity’. Based on this I will continue the current activity and pass on the baton based on my Response 46 – Tripped up by...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 45 – Carnival Geography. I decided to name my response to this task tripped up by documentation, because this was my underlying feeling while resolving the task. I was excited with your idea for the score, using the map-drawing made by Erin Pickles as a score....

Marie writes: 44 tasks and 32 weeks of gestation We have taken a break from project tasks for two weeks to spend a family holiday together in Ireland. On our final day in Cork we had a chat over lunch about how to manage the final few weeks of the...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 43 – The Banality of Pregnancy Task 43 – The Banality of Pregnancy. Inspired by your excellent and satisfying Response 42 – Studies for a Self-portrait executed in our bubble-gum green chair, I made the response you can see further below. The process I have...

Marie writes: I really enjoyed your Response 40 – Monologues from Cork. You beautifully and simply illustrate your relationship with your mother through the poetry created from her monologues. I imagine you sitting there listening for hours on end in the way a woman might—in the past (?)—have been expected...