Mastering Stillness, or making up a space to be within yourself during chaos is not an easy feat for anyone. The concept of “Still” or a “Still Stop” is a sensory garden or temporary “Urban Nature Walk” in the city for people who need that reflection or space. The artist’s inspiration came from the urban landscape when nature took over during the summertime in Lockdown. As we adapt to life after the Pandemic, some, or if not all, of us, are healing as well as growing and might need a moment of “Still”.
“During those first three months, of Lockdown shut away, I watched movies and read books that related to this apocalyptic fantasy we were facing to understand it. To even respond that this was happening. Now that we are now observing this “New World” as we know it, we had to reacquaint ourselves differently, or simply focus to survive regarding the situation at hand which at moments, can be overwhelming.
Configuring this project, as a newly openly, neurodivergent person has been a humbling experience as the space is responsive to the way I have interacted to the outside world over Lockdown and its Aftermath. I hope this space can give solace to those who still need time.” – Emma Fuhrmann
Still has been created in collaboration with Andrew Meechan