This Moment of Being is an exhibition by Jacqueline Holt that documents the day-to-day life and experiences of a cultural worker. Opening up discourse around cultural production by exposing process and practice, trying to make ends meet and touching on the personal. Using peripheral and fleeting moments in an effort to capture the moments that escape the direct focus of intended production. The exhibition brings together photography, sculpture, print and video, using the exhibition as a medium to mark a moment in process.
‘Out of step and slightly awkward I am articulated through identities as daughter, sister, artist, office worker, dog guardian/walker, benefits claimant, unpaid/paid cultural worker. The see-saw of survival as an artist and as a citizen. The hidden life, the desire to be legitimate. Squeezing my art practice in between the everyday exigencies of earning a living, creating time, space and energy to enable continuity of art practice. Alongside, trying to muddle along in the art world, where the studio is home but the art world feels at times like a minefield of social mores that feel like a foreign land.’ JH