I went to Portugal last week and we spent a few days in Lisbon, while we were there we were lucky enough to get to see this incredible light show, projected onto this building down at the harbour front, the show told the mythical story of how the seven hills of Lisbon came to be. It was also a love story filled with fabulous colours, shapes, music and joy! Here's a small clip for you to get a taster...
I went to the People's History Museum in Manchester with my sister where there was an exhibition about the changing values of money over time, throughout the world. My favourite was a floor piece by Rhiannon Williams, My Loss is My Loss (2012-2014). I initially found the piece very beautiful, as was drawn to it as I imagined having it displayed in a house, a rug traveling down a hallway. However as I read and studied the work it came to mean more to me. I am astounded by the dedication of money and time that have gone into this work! The small wins not withstanding, this piece contains over £5,200 - for what is now scrap paper. It made me think about waste and the way that as humans we cannot fail to hope.
'Every week since 2002, Rhiannon Williams has purchased lottery tickets to the value of £10, always using the same set of numbers. She has had some small scale victories. The remaining useless, unsuccessful tickets have been cut into hexagonal patches and sewn into a paper quilt in an extraordinary collection of loss.'
^ taken from accompanying material in the show