It was the last day of the Fury porjecy tree and before packing it down I had to hug it. It had been a taxing process but so invigorating and thought provoking, as so many people had left a imprint on the tree, sharing their stories, binding and then adding thier energy to the vines of the tree.
Cherrelle and I ate a slap up Thai meal to celebrate. We sent Katie pictures of our food, and cyber High Fived her by text, while she choreographed in sub zero conditions for the Russian Winter Games.
And so The Fury Project get taste of what it feel like to be a concrete piece of visual art with film and stroy telling at a button from The Fury Transformation Jukebox.However, this is not the end of the project, nor the the final exhibiting and performance of the Tree. There is more to come. Watch this space.
it almost sounds like a contradiction to be
speaking about anger and then using a craft like binding fabric to
illustrate and dispel anger. We have been confronted with this question many times
by members of the public who saw us metaphorically restricting anger when we
should be releasing anger.
But here is where we have found it interesting.
We have decided to flip the concept of binding in this context from being confining or painful, to a device for transformation. This is what this phase of the project is called after all. So we take a flat piece of fabric, we roll it, winding cotton around it to hold it fast, using varying tension. Then people would billow it, puff it up in areas, add sifferent coloured and patterned fabric, they made shapes, flowers, fish! All of this transformative energy revealed to the binder and expressive part of their anger they didn't know they existed or needed to express. All the while stories are exchanged - chat about the politi…
The space is a basic warehouse and we had a wall built to section off our area. It created quite a nice little cubby hole.
Cherrelle had already worked hard stabilizing the main bulk of the tree. I began drilling to hang invisible wire.
Next, hanging the binding vines....
By 4pm the Fury Transformation Jukebox AKA The Human Right Jukebok arrives. Big Thanks to Isa Huarez.
Then it's all about the mood lighting.
The Transformation Tree is up now and last night, 1st October, the 3FF Urban Dialogues Exhibition had its private viewing. It was well attended and we had women of all ages and walk of life bind with us. More images of the night to come.