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MaMoMi Moments: Weekly Room Talks from the comfort of your home.

Bridging The Gap.
Using creative activities including art, craft, creative writing, reading and storytelling, we reach out to our VI audience for weekly discussions and conversations.

Co-presented by Lynn Cox and Andrew Mashigo, you are invited to join these meetings held online via zoom. Email mamomi.initiative@yahoo.com for more information.

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Odd Dots, Odd Words, Odd Times.
By Clarke Reynolds

Monday 18 May 2020

This artwork is the size of a door frame, with a total of 319 of jean dots hand-sewn onto denim fabric.

Description: There are 13 words each beginning with an odd letter in the alphabet and contains seven letters. Each word contains an odd amount of dots.

The words relate to the current lockdown situation. You start with the letter A for awkward, the letter C for complex, the letter E for exactor, then G for gnawing, I for imagery, K for knowing, M for mystifying, O for obeyers, Q for quibble, S for simplex, U for unfaded, W for wishful and the letter Y for yelling.

Image: Odd Dots, Odd Words, Odd Times.
Denim fabric, 2020.

Description: There are 13 words each beginning with an odd letter in the alphabet and contains seven letters. Each word contains an odd amount of dots.

The words relate to the current lockdown situation. You start with the letter A for awkward, the letter C for complex, the letter E for exactor, then G for gnawing, I for imagery, K for knowing, M for mystifying, O for obeyers, Q for quibble, S for simplex, U for unfaded, W for wishful and the letter Y for yelling.

This is a synopsis of the range of some of the thoughts and complexities the artist finds himself thinking about during the current covid-19 lockdown.

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202020 The Psychogeographer’s Tale.
By Lynn Cox

Monday 4 April 2020

Image: 202020 The Psychogeographer’s Tale. 2013. Duration: 6 minutes 40 seconds.

Description: This video consists of 20 images juxtaposed with 20 audio tracks in this PechaKucha style retrospective. PechiKucha is a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each.

This video is a retrospective of Lynn’s artistic career as a visually impaired woman.

#MamomiMoments #202020ThePsychogeographersTale


Untitled
By Caroline Mawer

Monday 27 April 2020

Image: Untitled. 2020

This diptych is an ongoing project and is the first time Caroline has worked with images using Photoshop.

This is a digital photomontage which was initially printed as 95cm by 75cm. There are plans to print this as a larger image.

The image depicts two naked women – maybe more accurately, creatures, with some female features – standing separately on a mustard yellow background. The left image is a side view while the right image is a front view of the same female. They are different images, except that they both have what looks like the brass barrel of a canon as their left leg.

Description: The woman in the side view.

She is stepping out with her brass left leg. Looking from top to bottom, her head is a disproportionately large skull, with the top cut off to reveal a bright red dome of interlaced blood vessels. Her neck and shoulder is a montage of flesh photos, unlike the rest of her body, which looks natural.

Her left hand is resting on her hip and her extra long fingers are almost parallel with a prominent scar on her round left buttock.

Description: The woman with the front view.

She is facing towards us and standing with her legs apart, with her bent, athletic arms holding up an old television as her oversized head. She has wide-open eyes, with unnaturally large and coloured pupils. The right pupil is red and yellow, actually a retina, while the left pupil has a wavy pattern in traffic light colours. This is an OCT, Optical coherence tomography, a non-invasive imaging test.

Her lips are large and with red-lipstick. Her chest and breasts are a light-coloured photomontage.

The left side of her trunk and her right leg show green and blue dermatomes, the natural distribution of the sensory nerves. As with the previous image, her left leg is the brass of a cannon.

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Keep It In The Family
By Zara Jayne

Monday 20 April 2020.

The caption has the words Keep it in the family in bold black text on a yellow circle design. Below is the first few verses from Zara's fan fiction story, and below this is her name Zara Jayne. Under that is MaMomMi Moments. It is time stamped with the numbers 20042020, depicting 20 of April 2020, the date of the presentation.

Image: Keep It In The Family.

This fanfiction writing is Zara’s story. A fanfiction takes its inspiration from a TV show, film or book and the writer takes the characters into different situations.

This fanfiction is Zara’s way of filling the gap of an older brother who disappeared when she was born, and she uses this true story to create different situations using different characters from different shows.

View and read the full version of this fanfiction via https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3990901/Little-Zee

Image description:

The caption has the words Keep it in the family in bold black text on a yellow circle design. Below is the first few verses from Zara’s fan fiction story, and below this is her name, Zara Jayne. Under that is MaMoMi Moments. It is time-stamped with the numbers 20042020, depicting 20 of April 2020, the date of the presentation.

#KeepItInTheFamily #MamomiMoments


Writing Lines
By Clarke Reynolds

Tuesday 14 April 2020.

The title of the artwork, Writing Lines, is written against a yellow circle. Below that is the braille design using black buttons stuck on a yellow fabric. The artist's name, Clarke Reynolds, is written below in bold black text and MaMoMi Moments is written beolw in blue brand typeface. The numbers 14042020, depicting the date of the presentation, is the final text written

Image: Writing Lines artwork on the MaMoMi Moments project branding.

This artwork was inspired by Clarke’s memories from his school days. He particularly recalls having detention for forgetting his PE kit, and then asked to write hundreds and hundreds of lines.

That experience was the inspiration for this work, creating a braille version of those written lines.

Using hundreds of black buttons to create five lines of braille design, he alternated those lines with the phrase “I must remember to look, look to remember must I” into the pattern.

Describing his reflection, he says “It is quite appropriate and ironic in this time as a visually impaired person. I’m always touching to navigate and with social distancing, we are told not to, so now I must remember to look.”

Please note that the date of this presentation was Tuesday 14 of April because Monday 13 was a bank holiday.

Image: Writing Lines.

Image description:

This artwork is 60 cm by 80 cm and the buttons are 1 cm in diameter. Braille design consists of a pattern of six like a domino. The black buttons are stuck on a piece of yellow rectangular fabric.

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