That's As Maybe, 2016
-Four page photocopied feedback form, A3 folded. pens
After seeing the feedback forms I have devised for my recent solo exhibitions and studio visits I was commissioned by Manual Labours (Dr Sophie Hope & Jenny Richards) to produce one as part of their exhibition 'The Complaining Body' at The Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck College, London.
In keeping with the themes of the exhibition it examines our personal and physical responses to complaining but also more generally the feelings when experiencing an exhibition. It has particular focus on the viewer's heightened awareness of themselves, their feelings and bodies as they move around the displays, both the demands it places on you and the expectations you have of it.
My feedback form works adapt this bureaucratic format to examine what I see as its inherent humanity, intimacy and inherent longing for connection and understanding. I see them as a format to examine vicarious experience, self-awareness, attention, and a chance to utilise the repeated, open-ended question format as a mode of artists writing.
The data collected in the forms is not designed to be collated or processed in any way, rather each one displays the evidence of a short conversation between writer and respondant.