SEA SPRAY OF GREYNESS
28/11/2019 - 14/01/2020
Joshua Healey - curated w/ Sophie Shrubb
Flatland Projects presents a first solo show of Source BMX’s Joshua Healey; an exhibition of his Hastings based photography practice which documents the experience of street culture in a grey coastal landscape.
Tension cuts the air as I reenter the atmosphere.Toppling, tumbling. My form is collapsinas I fall through the sky.
I am diving into the gravel veins snaking across the world beneath.
Cool grey concrete is rushing up to greet (or get) me, flooding my vision.
I’ve rubbed my eyes so hard they are really sore. I blink three times, in three split seconds.
Stark brightness captures this moment, light leaks through our gaze, our eyes meet.
I take my socks off every time I go home, I feel grains of carpet between my toes.
Crumbs in my bed. Blackened toast crumbles like the cliffs.
I bite through the blackness of white bread. I will smell burnt for the rest of the day.
For three minutes I will ride freely today, I answer to no one in this space of time where the wind falls through the hairs on my arms.
My teeth chatter to a rhythm of t.t.t.t.t.t.t.t.t.t.t.t.
(At a metronome of 150 bpm) it pulses through my skull.
Colours bleed away. They seep across the pages of my vision and leaving a sea spray of monochrome; the first lights of dawn.
Text written by Sophie Shrubb w/ Flatland Projects