Spoon Run

Spoon Run is a take on the Goose Game, one of the earliest racing games. The game depicts a day in my work life, and the various tasks I need to perform and emotional states depending on the tasks. My approach to working the arts and culture sector have been informed by two residencies at Metal (Time & Space and the Remote). Spoons are a reference to Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory.

Download to Print & Play. Dice, spoons & ice-cream not included.

Listen to an Audio Description (AD) of visuals and bonus AD of me and Elliot Woods playing the game.

Created for In Other Words, a collection of urgent reflections, created by 49 artists over 4 months in 2020 exploring their hopes and fears for the future at a time of global crisis.  Through prose, poetry, drawing, collage and photography it is a clarion call for change from a diverse group rich in wisdom, shared experience, and what it means to be marginalised in the UK. The book was devised at the start of the Covid -19 pandemic in the UK, and was initially inspired by an Arundhati Roy quote in April 2020.

“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred … or we can walk through lightly, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”

In this moment of huge unknowing and isolation, arts organisation Metal and their Associate Producer, disabled dance artist and academic Kate Marsh recognised that for many of the artists they were working with – (d)Deaf and disabled, working class, LGBTQIA*, and those experiencing racism –  the idea of ‘getting back to normal’ post Covid-19 was a loaded and exclusive concept.

Commissioned by Metal and published in partnership with Live Art Development Agency (LADA) it brings together artists working across the performing, literary and visual arts to share their hopes and fears for the future. Contributors explore isolation, longing, gender identity, racism, family bonds, government guidelines, mental health, and ableism amongst many others.

The participating artists are: Amber Akaunu, Amina Atiq, Annie Hanauer, Azara Meghie, Barby Asante, Beverley Bennett, Brian Lobel, Byron Vincent, Claire Cunningham, Dan Daw, David Lock, Dean Atta, Delaine le Bas, Elsa James, Hetain Patel, Hwa Young Jung, Jamal Gerald, Jeremy Goldstein, Jo Bannon, R Justin Hunt, Katherina Radeva, Kelly Green, La JohnJoseph, Lois Weaver, Lu Williams, Luke Pell, Marjorie Morgan, Martin O’Brien, Matty May, Melody Sproates, Noëmi Lakmaier, Nwando Ebizie, Priya Mistry, Quiplash – Al and Amelia Lander-Cavallo, Rachael House, Rachel Mars, Raquel Meseguer, Sarah Hopfinger, Scottee, Selina Nwulu, Selina Thompson, Sheila Ghelani, Sonia Hughes, Tanja Erhart, Tom Marshman, Toni-Dee Paul, Travis Alabanza, Vijay Patel, Xavier de Sousa

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