PICA Day 46
oh I am so bad at this blogging caper! Must do it during the day as I get so tired by the evening! Am still a bit flu sick - mostly tired now, it has been so hard to get up before 10. Managed this morning tho and am in my usual spot in the gallery on this glorious Perth spring day.
Cleaned out the Daphnia as they had died again. Might be the algae coating the vessel or maybe I hadnt put enough adults. Shian said they dont do so well if there arent any adults. So cleaned vessel and put new water and 10 adults from the backup on the work bench. Fed & they seem to be doing well a few hours later.
The slime mold has sporulated! My research suggests that it sporulates when exposed to light, but it has been exposed to light for 46 days and just does it now? Curiouser & curiouser.
Had a fascinating talk with Neil, one of the PICA gallery attendants (“GA’s”) this morning. He has a background in art & sustainability and used to race pigeons and was telling me stories about caring and breeding racing pigeons. Humans are fascinating creatures. We then moved onto evolutionism & creationism, religion and climate change. One of the beautiful aspects of this project has been the intimate snapshots of the lives of the humans that enter the space and the stories they are inspired to share with me. Evocative objects indeed!
PICA Day 37
Still sick. Talk about the aesthetics of care… feeling very embodied and biological today. Had a bad night of fever and fidgeting. Gato loves to sleep wedged between my legs, but I couldn’t stand it coz I was so hot and uncomfortable. He got the shits with me twitching and slept in the lounge. Another day in bed. Hips very sore & shoulders & neck cranky… Beth supplied me with juice again and then left for Melbs. I am missing her very much… feeling very sorry for myself and grateful for glorious and loving friends.
Dianne arrived to me dozing on the couch in front of the Charlie’s Angels reboot (what a load of shit! disappointing Drew - ah feminism where art thou? - Not reboot, reproduction).
Hoping to sleep off this flu so I can get into the gallery tomorrow.
PICA Day 36
PICA closed today so was a day to spend with sweet angel Beth who had come over from Melbourne especially for me! Of course have now got the flu and been in bed getting cups of lemon & ginger tea and immune booster juice from Florence NightingBeth. Woke up at 2pm to a gloriously clean house, stocked fridge and clean clothes! Spent the next few hours dozing, reading and blowing my nose. Hope Beth had a lovely day with nieces & nephews.