(This email was cc’d to us in response to a connection we made between a dear friend and Jason Sweeney, our wonderful artist who is showing this month. We loved it and wanted to share)
‘Hi Jason – I’m so sorry I didn’t get to speak with you last night after the opening. I found the experience of your work to be very grounding and reflective, and loved the hands over ears listening and the hugging in the corner of the room listening. Thankyou for sharing your work with us.
Verbatim theatre is the focus of my arts practice, and listening is such a vital component of the interview process in this work. Listening for aesthetics, listening for experiences, listening for secret stories. So I loved the stimulus to listen with awareness that your work gave (and my mum loved it too!).