Get to know SqW:Lab 2018 fellows – today we speak to curator, Charlie Levine.
Where can you be found?
Behind a laptop screen with a cup of tea, in south east London. Or online @charliellevine | charlielevine.org
Sluice__screens, Sluice__expo 2016, Brooklyn
Tell us about a creative action you have taken this week.
I was inspired by, and began developing arts and engagement projects with, Victoria Patrick, from QDT.
What does ‘home’ mean to you?
Home is anywhere there is a comfy seat where I can watch my boyfriend cooking.
What was the last thing you drew?
A project timeline.
Tell us about 2 of your most subtle influences.
Andre Malraux’s Museum without Walls book. I’ve never read the book, rather snippets and quotes, and I think I have imagined a great deal of its content and taken that as inspiration. My Dad’s furniture warehouse, it was a place I grew up visiting a lot, playing in and exploring. It developed my sense of exploration, scale, how spaces are used, domestic furniture and play.
Please share your thoughts / a few words about your expectations of the SqW:Lab fellowship, of being in Mumbai and the project in total.
As this is not my first trip to Mumbai I am hoping to see it through the new perspectives of my fellow Fellows and the play projects. I am looking forward to exploring tourist hotspots and sharing these experiences with the group. I am hoping to be challenged and for my play project to take on a new life, led by the Fellows and by being somewhere different to my usual lone working environment. I want to explore avenues through the play projects that would not be my normal routes of inspiration. I want my processes to be disturbed by the conversations and the ripples to seep into new projects.