I played a lot of music growing up. When I was auditioning for the primary school band at the age of 7, my conductor informed me tested me on a few different instruments to see which one would be best suited for me. After doing this test, he informed me that I would be best suited for the trombone. I was surprised by this seeing as the instrument was longer than me, but I was excited anyway.
Throughout the next 10 years I continued to tell people that the trombone was my spirit instrument and it was best matched to me. It was only when I was older that I discovered the truth; that my parents had already purchased a second hand trombone from a family friend and asked my conductor to put me in the lower brass section.
I once fit a whole double bed in my car. Bed base, mattress frame and all. And this wasn't just any bed base, this had 4 drawers that went under the mattress and a large bedhead to go with it. When I turned up to pick up the bed the man from Gumtree thought I was going to have to do two trips, and you should have seen the look on his face when I drove away with everything in my car. I cruised home that afternoon like a king on his victory lap.
I like to run a lot, I find it really fun to get out in the fresh air and see how far I can get on my own two feet. When I ran my first marathon (flex I know), I ordered a pizza so that it would deliver right as I finished. I thought about the pizza the whole way, it kept me going through the tough middle kilometres. Little did I know, I was very under prepared for this run and it was very taxing on my body, so much so that by the finish line I was so sick I couldn't even get a single bite of the pizza down. I guess that's why people train for marathons.
These stories are trivial details in the larger scope of life, but I think that they are the most interesting to tell. I am extremely passionate about sharing stories about people because I believe they help us to understand each other a bit better and make the world a slightly better place.
What I've tried to capture in my exhibition is this sharing of stories, so that you are able to get to know the cohort of 2020 a little bit better and appreciate them as people aside from their talents as production artists.