“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.”
Simone de Beauvoir
We hope it wasn’t hard for you to get here today.
We hope it isn’t hard for you to be here today.
When was the last time you felt you were listened to?
What is a human life worth these days?
What about yours?
What about theirs?
We are not so different. We all just want to be free.
On Friday 11/11/2016, Artist Rachel Parry will perform a series of site-specific actions around Nottingham city centre. Dressed in her QAIMNS inspired field nurses uniform Rachel shall commemoration Armistice Day by walking the streets and engaging people in quiet calming conversation.
Rachel just wants to wants to listen to you, to explore together notions of freedom and record the transient mementos through collaborative conversations and develop reactive peaceful actions across Nottingham. Aktions that speak louder than words, dowsed in symbolic and archetypal imagery, subverted and played with.
Her pilgrimage will be accompanied by her carrier pigeon, akin to her grandfathers much loved racing pigeons, together they shall explore what messages that Pipio could carry and what this may mean for the reader/s. In shamanism, pigeons and doves are interchangeable and symbolize home and security. They are considered spirit messengers that carry communication between the worlds of the living and dead. Pigeons and doves are thought to bring love, peace and an understanding of gentleness. Culturally doves are considered blessed and pure, pigeons are seen as dirty pests. Pigeons are safest in a flock and may also symbolize the strength and support offered within a community.
What does pure transparent freedom look like?
Can we cross invisible borders?
Can we overcome feral messages and self-protecting myths?
To find the core of this thing we call humanity
“There is no greater love than the love the wolf feels for the lamb-it-doesn’t-eat.”
Rachel Parry‘s performance is the tenth and final iteration of the three year travelling project MOVE W I T H (OUT)
Photo credit: M. Wheeler