Sympathy for the object – an autistic perspective.

I have felt sympathy for objects since I was a very young child. This has caused me a huge amount of sadness and anxiety over the years. I feel sad for the photograph that gets pushed to the back of the display cabinet, the guitar that doesn’t get played anymore, or the once loved camera that … Continue reading Sympathy for the object – an autistic perspective.

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Is a passport an object?

For the past few years I have been systematically culling a lot of my possessions. I am making a virtue of it to my friends, who often lament their accumulated stuff. There is a defiance about the way I relish the process. They are impressed and I am now known for my fierceness in facing up to the task. I feel smug that I won't have to do it when I am older.

Looking Past “The Object”

A post in which Elena Thomas explores aspects of her proposal for the Museum for Object Research. I see it all as the same thing: The pieces of work I sent in for the museum interim discussion to Filament 14 in Oxford were the pieces that at the time held the emotional quality and strength … Continue reading Looking Past “The Object”

Objects of Desire

It’s always a delight to be reintroduced to something you loved and had completely forgotten about, as happened yesterday. It was while I was thinking about titles for a small body of work that the words ‘objects of desire’ came to mind. Maybe subconsciously, I was remembering Matthew Sweet’s programme on Radio Four, a series I had listened to and really enjoyed.

Kate Murdoch – Keeping It Going

‘The subject of our mortality is one that has always fascinated me -the fragility of life versus the permanence of objects, in particular …’   A Facebook memory popped up on my timeline over the weekend and made me want to touch base with my ‘Keeping It Going’ blog again. The memory showed a photo … Continue reading Kate Murdoch – Keeping It Going

What would Meri do? Reflections on the history of a family photograph in an art practice. #ObjectResearch

Originally published on The Other Side, this post relates to my research and the family history which fuels my art practice. My mission is to create a body of work around the themes emerging from a second generation experience of Spanish Republican exile to England. My great grandmother sits beneath a bakelite radio, surrounded by family … Continue reading What would Meri do? Reflections on the history of a family photograph in an art practice. #ObjectResearch

Perfect storm.

This photograph was taken outside the Magdalen Road Studios project space Filament 14, during MfOR's mid term gathering of artist proposals. NB. The poem in this blog post first appeared on my (Sonia Boué's) The Other Side blog site, which is where much of the material about my research on the autistic professional template for MfOR can … Continue reading Perfect storm.

Project development.

  Project updates: The project is slowly building behind the scenes and  I've been blogging a great deal on my own site about my autistic life. Professional development issues have dominated the last three posts, in which I dissect some of the more problematic areas of working life as a freelance autistic artist in a neurotypical … Continue reading Project development.