Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020 is the Metropolis’s blueprint for giving each New Yorker the prospect to stay a healthier life. During his time there he has been given unprecedented entry to a lot of the hospital in an exploration of the sonic atmosphere – not to resolve sound issues – but to reply as an artist to the acoustic environment, and produce a physique of labor informed by his experiences. In my view, I’ve taken day out to be with him on his quite a few visits and to quietly observe his encounters and apply. The work has been deeply moving, and I have been privileged to be a part of a process that has enabled me to mirror deeply and write a guide about his work, the nature of artists working in locations of trauma, and share a story of a few of the profound moments in arts and health. My work known as Important Care and was printed in Australia and launched at the Large Anxiousness Competition in Sydney in September and for those reading in Australia it’s obtainable at the Museum of Modern Art bookshop, Gleebooks, Abbey’s Bookshop and the UNSW.
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