a moment of your time, 2013 An artist’s residency and commission to develop a new work about pro-social behaviour I was commissioned by People United and Turner Contemporary to produce a new work in response to the objects in the gallery’s summer 2013 exhibition Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing. I was asked to […]

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Tuesday 10th September 1.00pm – 3.00pm, 3.30pm – 6.00pm  In Maria’s final week of a moment of your time she will be taking over Turner Contemporary’s Twitter account – @TCMargate – from 1.00pm to 3.00pm to have a virtual conversation with People United and Turner Contemporary followers about the values she has been exploring during her residency. […]

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Three friends, three perspectives on ‘things’. This conversation (Sunday afternoon, 4th August), like all the conversations I’ve had with visitors to Curiosity, was enlightening. Something particularly interesting happens when talking to people who really know each other’s cherishing/preserving/collecting habits. A lot gets said in what is unsaid.

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Materialism: What is the value of materialism? Do we have a right to own things at the cost of other people’s wellbeing? Who’s affected by what we buy? How much responsibility do we have when we consume? Do we have a choice in how we consume? Why does our desire for things make us spend […]

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Tuesday 23rd July   The missing image I didn’t get a chance to photograph last week: Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes (adjacent to lift on first floor) So far 13 people have given me their time: 4 women working in the arts last week, and 9 this week – 2 women working in the arts, […]

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Wednesday 17th July As part of my commission I decided to have a Philosophical Inquiry (PI) in the gallery, which was initiated with the question: can art change the world? New questions were posed, and ‘do we all need objects because we are scared?’ was chosen. 30 myriad perspectives on things I’ve been musing over, […]

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Thursday 30th May, 2013 Some thinking… I have yet to select one piece, I find many of the pieces interesting aesthetically, and find many of them interesting conceptually but the two interests are not necessarily part of the same piece/s. A dilemma. Wednesday 8th May, 2013 The week before last I received my invitation to […]

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