The Work'Worried minds' is an ongoing durational project that I initiated in March 2018. It involved creating one on one dialogues with three participants concerning their worries and how they can be related to their childhood memories and fears. Over the course of the two months we engaged in a conversation via email that was inter cut with activities for the participants to engage in. The first involved them visiting an installation in a house where they explored visualizations of worries in an uneasy and disorienting scenography. They then were invited to bring a box home with them that included a number of tasks in order to explore their own homes through the eyes of a worrier, while reflecting on their childhood fears. Together we formed dialogues that used these memories to create visual metaphors for the things we worry about often. In the final expo these dialogues and their visualisations are opened up to the wider public to explore and connect to. Spectators are invited to explore the results of the dialogues and to then discuss what worry is to them. In this way I hope to continue the process and continue researching into our worries, and how we can confront them through revisiting our memories and the things that scared us at home.
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What is worry? We all experience it but how can we explore it, talk about, visualize it? My research document is an exploration into the phenomenon of worry in relation to my practice and the use of spectator participation within my work. In order to explore it I look to my childhood home as a metaphor that can contain memories and anecdotes which act to develop a connection between worrying and my memories and childhood fears. Moving from room to room, I find connections between them and different facets of my praxis.