Thursday, 13 March 2014

fieldnotes

as I walked to the Bywater yesterday evening
for the opening of my exhibition

fieldnotes

I heard music coming from this house


somebody was practising the Bach piece that my father played every night when he came home from his work at the university
as a child I lived to sit under the piano to be enveloped in the music
This evening I had to be content with standing on the street

Thank you everybody who came last night
I had no idea I had so many friends in New Orleans!
And thank you NOCCA and particularly my friend Nikki Jackson for the exhibition opportunity 
thank you too, to my friend Shelley for simply being. 
Thank you Frank from the Joan Mitchell Center for schlepping in my "twig" collection (and going back for another load)
and also the JMC for once again hosting me here in beautiful New Orleans 
And thankyou Christine
for sending me beautiful fragrant flowers 
an unexpected joy. 

,,,sorry about the lack of links, I shall fix that when I arrive home in a few days. Haven't quite worked out how to do that on the Batfone !




30 comments:

  1. Spectacular, wish I were there to see it . . .

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  2. looks wonderful, India, and what a thing like a blessing to suddenly be overtaken by the very same Bach you loved as a child on your way there ... are those deep-coloured fabric things on the wall little sculptural shapes/bags or just pieces of fabric?

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    1. sculpture bags, I love them, I wonder if I could own one or something similar? will email

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  3. To read this in a very emotional atmosphere, exhibition looks fantstic and you are a very loved person , no doubt about this , thank you hope you have a place for us all !!!!

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  4. Outstanding and special. An evening made for you in such an appropriate venue. Congratulations!

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  5. How magical...the music and your work. Serendipity or fate...or both? Congratulations on such an exquisite night.

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  6. huge congratulations. at about 6:45 last night i was thinking of you, hoping it was grand! yay!

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  7. sigh swoon (that's all I can manage to utter at the moment)

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  8. Your exhibited artwork does look fantastic.
    The music ... what an experience!
    I remember, that I had a similar walk down memory lane on a New Year's Day in Austin...it was a moment of sadness and unbelievable joy!
    Did I say that I would love to see your exhibition? Beautiful photos!

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  9. it looked amazing .... l wish l could have been there.xxlynda

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  10. a confluence ? a delta ? an IF delta ... :0)

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  11. Ha.
    IF is not pleased with Delta at present , the wings seem to have fallen off our plane. But I guess it is better to have that happen on the ground than in mid air....

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    1. mixed blessings and metaphors no less !

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  12. That dress! Most impressed with your ability to post from Batfone. Safe travels.

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  13. Congratulations!! It's clear that you don't lounge about all day eating bon bons. =) The work is gorgeous. Could you show a close up picture of the corner modular piece. I'm intrigued. Pretty please?

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  14. wow, looks amazing, pretty special hearing the Bach piece as well...

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  15. India, this is the most beautiful shape of a cloth, I've ever seen! It inspires dancing and meditation in me, erectness and happiness...and those amazing colours...

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  16. Congratulations India. The colors of the cloths, their presentation, the dress just waiting to catch a riff from a second line and go sashaying down a New Orleans boulevard...you did New Orleans proud and you should feel proud as well. Wonderful exhibition.

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  17. How wonderful! And to hear music first- I am a branch collector, last year bushes were being cut down all over my neighborhood. Well I just could not pass them by, so I rode my scooter out to the tree lawns and helped myself, as I was on my way back, my neighbor opened his garage, he stood there laughing his head off. Here I was dragging branch after branch behind me on my scooter. Crazy artist

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  18. Wonderful to remote in to your exhibit like this... thanks for sharing! I am also delighted you could hear that piece of music from the street, at an opportune moment.

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  19. Looks like a room I would dearly love to wander in. I promise I'd leave my collection of twigs behind...

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  20. thank you for this glimpse of the wonder of your show in New Orleans (my favourite city in the whole wide world or whirled as you say) let the good times roll!

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  21. A big congrats on your trip and exhibition in New Orleans.. that music must have brought back so many childhood memories.. a good sign on the way to an exhibition.

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  22. Congratulations on your exhibit - it looks absolutely beautiful!

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  23. the double blessing of music and synchronicity - how nice. Show looks amazing... esp love the inclusion of branches and the lines they throw

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  24. Magical :)
    Love and light,
    Anja

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