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Photo: Bob Raymond
Amanda: It’s a journey, much more of a walk. I’m sure you have them here in America,
we (in Ireland) have all of these major walks that communities do,
up Croagh Patrick and around Lough Derg.
Marilyn: No, that’s you, that’s your side of the Ocean,
people don’t walk here, they drive (laughing).
Amanda: Lough Derg is this religious retreat and Croagh Patrick is a mountain you walk up and half of Ireland have walked it in their life time. There was also a priest that walked from one side of the country to the next as a form of penance a couple of years ago.
All those significant walks, but it is just walking.
I was quite clear to keep the emotional content of the piece quite clean and removed.
I could be weighted down by the emotional content, all of those reveberations.
Sometimes when you go down into those really dark places it becomes overwhelming and you need to flip it and then its much richer.
Marilyn: Resist it, resisting...
Amanda: I was quite concious of having that (emotional content) and literally holding it suspended, so I never went there in any of the emotions that were going through me during the day, but in the construction of the piece all of these thoughts were bubbling.