Looking back at everything, i can safely say that STOPJECTIFY has been my most ambitious project to date. Conceptualising, planning and realising, a video shoot, a crowd-funding campaign and eventually a group exhibition with 40 international artists turns out to be quite a lot of work for one person... Regardless of the obvious stresses, the actual exhibition was a roaring success, with a huge turn out of nearly 500 people just on the opening night, with many more coming to see the show during it's week long run.
Many minds have been inspired, many questions asked and answered, many artistic connections were made and in general, not even 3 month on, and many fantastic opportunities have come my way on the back of the exhibition.
A full list of the participating artists will eventually be made available on the STOPJECTIFY website (www.bigswingingovaries.com/stopjectify) as an archival type space where you can learn more about each individual work as well as it's creator. I literally haven't stopped since the show finished so you will have to bare with me just a little longer for the updated version of the site.
For the time being i have provided a list with the names of the artists and links to their websites below:
Niall Fraser Rosaleigh Harvey -Otway
Seeing that the show was such a success and certainly helped stimulating conversations about objectification as well as much needed self-reflection, i think it would be a shame to retire it. So i have been looking into ways to get it traveling to Berlin next.
Originally i hoped to take it there this year, but as time progresses and more and more work lands in my lap, it looks rather unlikely that it will happen this year. However, i am quite actively looking into taking it there for next years world women's day and am trying to figure out ways to fund it without the painful process of yet another crowd-funding campaign.( i just don't think i have another one of those in me..)
All in all i am super happy with the result of my hard work and everybody that helped me put it all together. It's been a brilliant experience, and the great thing about doing something slightly out of your comfort one and pulling it off in the end, is that it's exhilarating and slightly addictive.
So for the meantime, watch this space, as well as all the great pictures and even a little film ( curtesy of Mr Farrukh Hyder) below, curtesy of the every so amazing Dafydd Owen as well as Richard Kaby. So long...