A collaboration between Rowan Flint and Eilidh Page Morrissey,
Graduates of GSA, Painting & Printmaking, 2016.
They sought to paint the QMU’s Sports Med Department,
From the inside out they researched the historical, the contemporary
The Olympic; The Paralympic – The Figures
Of the diverse, the determined; Those In Motion.
Conversations became ideas became drawings,
That passed between them forming digital libraries of figures
To be rendered in colours of The Paralympic Symbol.
To QMU, inhabiting the site, happening in situ
Those bodies were released, projected on to the walls
Indulging as they grew across rooms
Enveloping the lecture theatre, the ward and corridor
Taking on a hilarious life of their own
Figures dive out of sight
Riveted by the lecture screen
Bounce down the corridor with joy
Pointing out the safety features
Disrupting the lifeless features of industrial, ergonomic design.
From within, they look out
From the past, they look forward
From motion, they delight in the PARAMIC
They hope you delight in it too.