Let’s Feel Good! (2017) is for our weird (post Brexit post Trump post #MeToo) times. It is about the body and mind in motion (and commotion), in a world in motion (and commotion). It is about feeling good, running about, getting up and out and about, in times where walls are built, when women’s bodies are policed/judged, not being domesticated/cowered, running into strangers/ difference. Kai has performed and filmed it, but it is the everyman/everywoman for/of the everyday.
Let’s Feel Good is a sub-series from BADGE-WEARING MIND WANDERER IN ACTION (M.I.A), which is a photo essay (reproduced below) that aims to complicate existing visual (re)presentation of neurodiversity and hidden disability (Photographer: Enamul Hoque.) Kai wears a 76mm badge declaring herself as a mind-wandering extraordinaire, and people she runs into earn a badge too. Printed on C-Type gloss, 596X347mm, mounted on 3mm Forex, this is a series of 6 photos entitled (clockwise from top) Come Ride With Me on My Magic Carpet (V&A Tapestry Room), ROAM! ROAM! ROAM! (Portals and Potterings), Making Mind wandering Visible (Photobombed), ROAM! ROAM! ROAM! (Let’s Feel Good), Mind in (com)motion in a world in (com)motion (London 7 October 2017 incident) and Mind Wanderer OverBoard/Overbored (An Eye for An Eye).
BADGE-WEARING MIND WANDERER IN ACTION (M.I.A) is one of various outputs from Kai’s 1.5 year project on mind (and body) wandering We Sat On a Mat and Had A Chat And Made Maps!#MagicCarpet an Unlimited commission (Summer/Autumn 2017- Autumn 2018) funded by Arts Council England hosted at King’s College London.