Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Breathing in Kent

This afternoon Jean Fraser spoke at the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality about her ongoing project called Drawing Breath. It's an expanding investigation that began as a bicycle ride around the Kent and East Sussex coasts. Jean is a photographer and has worked in various areas involving psychology and visual art. The project title reflects her life with emphysemia but the website (including a blog of the journey) meditates on a range of interrelated subjects. In it she has created something that contains but is not contained by its preliminary thesis. Like all art it escapes from circumstance while swimming right through it.

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