Why visit an Art Gallery?
Right now, I’d like to visit an art gallery; but I can’t, they’re all closed, not a gallery in the world is open, we’re in lockdown due to Covid-19. I can see an exhibition of art online. Sometimes, the work of an artist or group of artists can have the ability to set a person free in some indefinable way. A combination of qualities helps me get over something, see differently, realise a new idea, lose myself and gives me a sense of breaking through to the other side. That’s how I feel; that there’s a high potential for change and evolution through experiencing art.
Ha, let’s go to a stone age art gallery. The first-ever opening night, you wear your best fur pants, paint yourself up, get your beads on.
Hold my Hand
Hold my hand as we balance our way down the narrow ledge deeper into the darkness under the mountain, back to the beginnings. I feel your breath on my back concentrate don’t fall, keep going. Hands, knees now crawl through the crack where the cliffs collide, squeeze through the dark slitted opening, get down on your belly, your face to the earth.
Cave Art Gallery
A big fire in the middle of the hard to get to cave. We don’t understand what’s happening, though we recognise something, moving on the wall, we get a feeling, there’s power in this. It’s a new sensation.
Seventy Thousand Years
Fast forward seventy thousand years. Stood outside an enormous industrial building; a wall of glass sliding doors in front of you act as a mirror, you check your vegan faux fur beret and enter.
Upon several levels, humans are milling about in all directions. On the floor they’re lying about chatting, laughing and chilling. Children skip about and roll down the striped wall to wall carpeted hill giggling loudly. Up above you is a towering space before your eyes reach the ceiling of the art gallery.
Suspended on a long metal wire a large silver ball swings unexpectedly slowly reflecting time passing and the scene below. In the distance, you see many swings of different heights; each one with three people swinging, legs kicking high in the air. One Two Three Swing!