28 Days Greater

in-process development space

created by Carolyn Defrin

Below is a working structure for the series of 28 artworks that includes visual inspiration, original poetic text and potential filming ideas. This is work in progress that will continue to be informed by the 28 interviews, my own responsive writing, and collaboration with filmmaker Rosie Powell on the visual world. 

Winter: 1-6

Spring: 7-13

Summer 14-20

Fall: 21-28

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1.


Oh!...surrender 
 

the beginning begins in the remembered surprise that 'oh, here is the deep end- the change of colour, the sand losing its place

no, rather giving way

to new space

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7. 
 

swimming up to land

Film idea: Dim light grows slowly as she swim s up to the shore and plants new feet in the ground

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bright, bold light

Collage idea: Bright light shines on a chorus of women in voluminous feathers. They lift her up and she moves and shake the world into something new.

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21.

suspension

Day 21: Clouds of rage and anxiety suspend your world in slow motion and you spin upside down with it...Surrender. Darkness, swimming bravely back into the uncertainty of the next evolution, remembering rest is resilience

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2.


insides bleed
 

lying in the same dark body of water as the crown I am at ease in its non-wearing

is this the female hero?

 

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8. 
 

feet in the ground

Film idea: close-up toes in sand, layered with poetic text

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15. 

 

'baby, baby, you sure like to fuck'

to be written...

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22.

eat the whole thing

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3.


blood-clot

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9.

Mother

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with

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23. 

rage

and I will rage in this moment  for all the passive eating of myself I have done

I will rage for my own soul

and the souls of past women whose have swallowed themselves whole...

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do nothing

Do nothing

doing nothing is

the full embrace of confusion

in the nothing be upset

in the nothing be hurt

in the nothing be scared

that you aren't doing enough or knowing enough or

showing your value enough

to the world enough

come on commit to it

commit to doing nothing

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10.

???

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17. 

 

power walking

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24. 

fight

self : fight for what you believe but pick your battle's time and place –

that's strategy –that's cycles of fuck-ups evolved and evolving

pre-self: but I like myself better as the diplomat

self: that's left over residual perfect femininity likeable bullshit

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5.


?

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11.

???

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18. 

 

the return (ii)

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25. 

???

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6.


the return (i)

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12.

???

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19. 

 

???

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26. 

???

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