Movement for an Idle Time
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Kathleen took on the same assignment I gave myself: to think about her relationship with time. After conversations about the agency to make alternative choices, the time limits of a creative process, and Dr. Julie B Johnson’s work exploring idleness and the black body, Kathleen had four days to produce an artifact as response.
I grew up unaware of the fact that because I was white, I never had to account for spending idle time in public spaces. Pools were and are sources of fun, the water healing. If I hang around behind a restaurant, someone might raise an eyebrow but might even kindly offer me assistance.