Kate Murdoch's very modern relic has found a home by Hughes electrical store at the top of St John's Street. Does anyone have the technology to play it and find her message? The response is by Natalie Low.
Black plastic-boned fossil,
Time-eroded and smoothed,
DNA dried and encoded,
Your ribbon of contents unheard.
Your teasing note - play me.
Would we hear history, grandeur?
Or a beat of music, hanging,
Or a small sweet moment.
Kate Murdoch's work centres around everyday objects and is driven by a lifelong passion for collecting. Her creative practice is inspired by her day to day experience and draws on both past and present relationships with others. The repurposed objects she presents, frequently open up opportunities for discussion around class, privilege, gender adn female identity. Wider themes of loss and remembrance run through the work, reflecting her fascination with the permanence of objects versus the fragility of human existence. www.katemurdochartists.com Instagram @katemurdochartist Twitter @katemurdochart Blog 'Keeping It Going' on a-n Artist Network: https://a-n.co.uk/blogs/keeping-it-going-1/
Natalie Low enjoys putting words on paper and believes that everyone has a book of some sort inside them. She has published two chapbooks, Dementia (2015) and School Run (2017). She is a regular contributor to CollectConnect exhibitions, both as a writer and artist/maker. Instagram @nat.low Facebook Natalie Low
I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.