Six monoprints on tracing paper
2016

Claire Weetman proposes to create a maze whose walls are made of people who are making
emotive gestures with their hands and bodies; a maze whose walls shift, opening and closing
passageways for an audience to explore and experience. She imagines that the maze will be
formed of 3000 people, and it will be performed in public spaces throughout the UK and
Europe.

These monoprints are studies for that proposed artwork. Claire's work looks at how people move through spaces and what affects how and why they move in a certain way. This might be the presence of signs, bollards and fences in a public square in a city, or the border fences, conflict and fear that can cause large scale population displacement. In these prints Claire is exploring the juxtaposition of hand gestures to express both the emotions behind displacement and portray the
physical boundaries that exist for people to navigate through.