Ask the Subjects :: I can’t do without my…..
Thursday, 14 February 2013
At this stage of the game what’s the one thing you have with you that you feel you really couldn’t do without?
Music was the biggest thing that saved my sanity and the other ‘band members’ in the subjects. They made it an enjoyable experience and if I didn’t have that camaraderie it would have been a way tougher experience. Drew came in one day and said that the earlier sleep studies were done in total isolation which would have been intensively more difficult. We made up our own superhero characters and I laughed more than I have in a long time and had more ‘real’ conversations because there weren’t any distractions. Even though I had a TV in my room I never watched it, I only used it to play music because I was so interested in making my art. The best thing about making art was that it killed a lot of time and the only thing that broke up my making art was the routine and consistency of testing. Also it was difficult not being allowed to exercise and that keeps my balance in my practice and life.
I might have got through it without pen and paper, but I would have been unhappy. Pen and paper kept me relatively sane. When I was too tired to write or read, at least I could draw.