Tue 27th Nov 3pm: It’s the second day with a non-hazardous waste truck just outside all day. This is a different truck; it’s humming on a different pitch so at least there’s some variety going on??! But actually… ARGH! Can’t think! It’s 60-something decibels inside my studio. Even with earplugs in it’s pretty pervasive.
4pm: Yes! The truck is gone! Now it’s back to ~50dB of sound to work to instead of 60-something. I wonder if there’ll be a 3rd truck with a different pitch tomorrow? AS interesting as that would be …
Wed 28th Nov 10:30am day 10 (oops): Well yesterday arvo I did one circle garden map and another circle garden sketchy map.
So I’ve completed ~2.5 maps. Or about 3.5 grid squares mapped out of … what did I guesstimate the total was? … 17 grid squares. Only 13.5 to go!! Oh dear. But adjusting parameters of a project to be more realistic is a part of pretty much every project ever. So that’s ok. Just gotta keep remembering that.
Here’s the most recent picture of my species catalogue:
In the evening I went off to the Peggy Glanville Hicks Annual address, this year by Cat Hope. Her talk was All Music For Everyone: Working Towards Gender Equality and Empowerment in Australian Music Culture. I’d like to give a review but I need to get on with my work here. Overall I thought she said good stuff; nothing new or groundbreaking but it all still needs saying still – unfortunately. The most disappointing thing was that she gave a good acknowledgement of the limitations of the research she was going to reference being exclusively women and men. But then the whole rest of her language unrelated to the research was still really binary. An acknowledgement of exclusivity and bias is vital, but so is (working to) using gender-inclusive language in our own expression and communication.
I came back to Testing Grounds at 9:30. It was good to be here in the night. I made this photo of olive leaves and blue neon. That’s all.