Notes from Galveston 2014: Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Back in Galveston! Invited again by the wonderful folk at the University of Texas Centre for Medical Humanities to spend another month working here on the Drawing Women’s Cancer project (drawingcancer.wordpress.com). I am delighted to be back on the island and full of plans for how to use the month.

It feels good to be able to take a step back after the excitement of the last exhibition in Cardiff. It ended only as I left and it was very successful I feel in terms of the impact it seemed to make on those who visited it or saw the blog posts. The evening of the talk to accompany the show was very moving as many of the women patients I have been talking with were able to attend,Details and what they had to say was more profound than anything I had prepared. They are the heart of the project.

Subjectivity now is the key….last time I was here I did a mountain of background research and this has given me the resources, along with the equally high mountain of personal notes I have made throughout the project to write and focus on this area. Having attended theatre over the past few weeks,  I am exploring subjective narratives based on these experiences, so, more to come!

 

About Jac Saorsa

Independent visual artist, writer and researcher in philosophy and contemporary art practice, primarily in the field of Medical Humanities. Director and Senior instructor at The Broadway Drawing School in Cardiff.
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