R S V P

'RSVP' IS A PROJECT THAT INVITES PEOPLE TO CREATE A QUILT FROM UNWANTED PHOTOGRAPHS.

 

IT ALLOWS SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO BE OCCUPIED BY A SIMPLE, CREATIVE TASK.

 

IT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO RESPOND TO IT IN THEIR OWN WAYS.

 

IT EXPLORES AUTHORSHIP, THE POWER OF COLLECTIVITY AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIVIDUALITY.

 

IT ENABLES PEOPLE TO ENGAGE IN CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHERS, SOME VERY SILLY AND SOME VERY DEEP.

 

IT REVEALS THAT WHEN WE WORK OPENLY AND FREELY WITH OTHERS THE IMPACT CAN BE GREAT.

 

IT REMINDS US THAT WE ARE ABLE TO INFLUENCE SOCIETY BY AUTHORING OUR INDIVIDUAL ENCOUNTERS WITHIN IT.

 

IT VALUES THE EMPOWERMENT THAT COMES WITH CREATIVITY AND SHARING TIME AND SPACE WITH OTHERS.

 

IT DOES ALL OF THE THINGS LISTED ABOVE. BUT IT'S ALSO JUST A CUP OF TEA AND SOME TIME SPENT DOING SOMETHING A BIT ODD BUT CREATIVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

 

 

SOME COMMENTS LEFT IN THE GUEST BOOK...

 

“I HAD AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT TIME TODAY. I FEEL THAT WE ARE NOW BONDED IN A TANGIBLE AND MEMORABLE WAY. THANKS FOR CAPTURING ME IN A FANTASTIC WAY. INSPIRED.”

 

“A GENTLE AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE THAT ENABLED ME TO CREATE AND MAKE WITH NO PRESSURE.”

 

“I WISH I HAD STAYED MORE TIME…I JUST WANTED TO KEEP GOING, IN A HUGE SPACE, WITH MANY PEOPLE, WITH LOTS MORE PHOTOS…”

 

“REALLY LOVED HAVING A COMMON SENSE OF GOAL OR FOCUS, BUT FEELING LOOSE INSIDE THAT. I WANT TO DO AND SEE MORE!”

 

"THIS WAS A WEIRD AND WONDERFUL TIME."

 

"SOME OF THE 'DISCARD' DECISIONS PEOPLE HAVE MADE ARE SURPRISING. LOOKED AT WITH FRESH EYES, NEW VALUE IS PERCEIVED. WE THEN PROCESS THE PHOTOS AND FURTHER VALUE IS ADDED. IT'S POSSIBLE THAT I DON'T GET IT AT ALL, BUT THAT'S WHAT STRUCK ME."

 

"I'VE BEEN INSPIRED TO GET ON WITH MAKING THE QUILT OUT OF MY GRANNIE'S OLD CLOTHES, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT."