Hi, I’m Jessica Dolby and I make drawings.
This video shows photos of me installing them in the street. I create them with biro and then I photocopy them, piecing them together to make maps of the city.
My work is inspired by walking, navigating the familiar and unfamiliar – and the idea of psychogeography. This is an approach to geography, emphasizing playfulness and ‘drifting’ around the urban environment.
It’s an amazing strategy for exploring a city – something to take you off the predictable path and into a new awareness.
My practice has taken me from my home in Newcastle, England to further a field, such as Berlin in Germany, Belgrade in Serbia and Venice in Italy.
This is where I need your help. I plan to visit Budapest in Hungary in Spring 2015, to work with an organization called MÜSZi.
MÜSZi is a complex community space providing activities, public art and social events.
It’s a fantastic space that promotes sustainability, grass-roots projects and learning for everyone.
During my time here, I hope to explore the city, create a new body of work and engage others in talks and workshops. I want psychogeography to be a tool for everyone to use.
I need to raise £500 to cover the costs of my stay, to help this invaluable organisation and all the people involved. Please help by sharing with friends, pledging and spreading the world.
To find out more about MÜSZi, please visit their website: www.muszi.org
Risks and challenges
The duration of my residency at MÜSZi depends on funding- but either way I will be there for 2 weeks minimum. Currently I plan to have a preliminary visit in April 2015, to research and develop ideas and have meetings with various partners. In Spring 2015, I will embark on the residency- I'm currently aiming for May, but it could be June before this takes place. I'll keep in touch with you all and share news as I find out more!
It's my first time undertaking a residency of this size and scale abroad, and it's a fantastic chance to develop my practice in a new context and build relationships further afield. Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)