hold me is a unique installation by Still/Moving for 2020 Plymouth Art Weekender
The 2-metre distanced illuminated words respond to the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site-specific installation explores the tension of proximity and risk in the physical structure of the Plymouth Citadel’s former gunpowder store. Originally created for The Box's 'State of Emergency' micro commission the words have been reconfigured to magnify our state of isolation and our dependence: our need to keep distanced, coupled with our longing for interconnectedness, revealing a shared vulnerability in the face of the unknown workings of the virus.
The work was hung on the north wall of Duttons Cafe, located above Elphinstone carpark, one of the best places to see Still/Moving's other project Speedwell, on the Mount Batten Breakwater, till 29 November, 2020