Close (enough), 2020

Video, 2:30 (optimum viewing on phone with headphones) and cloth, 200 x 150cm.

Close (enough) is a body of work by Laura Eldret that reflects on the physicality of familial life and wider notions of intimacy, togetherness, need and care. Generated from IRL interviews with mothers the work explores these concerns in an era of increased physical distance and isolation.

Consisting of a fabric hanging, a video work and a print edition, Close (enough) centres on a new linear pattern that invokes boundaries of touch, pleasure and pain.

“ The pattern is a stripe, lines describing boundaries, boundaries of bodies but also a junction, not just a single point but a line of connection. A repetitive familiar stripe interrupted with nudges, pulls, elbows and mouths …”

The video is an intense collage of interview extracts, offset against visual imagery of a mirror ball, glassware display, patterns and text. It has been created for optimum viewing on a phone with headphones.

Close (enough) #P is an EV edition available exclusively from Procreate Projects

With extra special thanks to Cath, Emma, Maria and Dani, and Procreate Projects who commissioned the work with support from Arts Council England.