Spoken Words written by Ruth Little has been used by Deirdre Nelson as one of the elements in her artistic submissions for the Woven Network Govan project.
Deirdre Nelson is one of the 7 artists coming together for Fablevision’s Woven in Govan – part of the Woven Network European collaborative project, highlighting the experiences of women during the Covid-19 pandemic and the historical burden of care placed upon women in society as a whole.
Sound On, which was produced for Fablevision’s Woven In Govan Project by artists, Alex Wilde and Ailie Rutherford, captures the voices of local women engaged in caring for others. “We talked with women about formal and informal care, paid and unpaid labour and personal reflections on how we care for each other, our communities and our society. These women are passionate about the communities of people they support and are involved with; in hospitals, community gardens, social justice projects and housing campaigns. Drawing on our own experiences and listening to the experiences of women who live and work in Govan involved in collective care, caring far beyond their immediate bubbles, a set of ideologies and demands evolved for centering a post-pandemic recovery on care. The resulting diagram (a visual manifesto) pulls together some of the key themes and ideas we discussed with the women we interviewed, turning them into demands for change. Our simple diagram could never convey the depth and richness of each conversation but we hope it goes some way to highlighting the incredible work and vibrant intellect of the women whoso generously gave their time to these conversations.”