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Jar No 360

Jar No 360
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 360 front, Feb 2012

Jar No 360 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 360 in situ, Feb 2012

Contents: Photograph, text, thread
Released into wild: 8/2/12 at 19.21
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

That’s me – in bed, feeling utterly crappy and needing to do what it said on the jar.

Jar No 360 back
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 360 back, Feb 2012

Making and walking those January and February jars was incredibly hard. Every single one was a huge achievement. I was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. I was sliding into a depression. Our house sale was in the process of falling apart and everything was very dark and immensely difficult. All I wanted to do was to curl up into bed and sleep.


Jar No 357

Jar No 357
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357, Jan 2012

Jar No 357 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357 in situ, Jan 2012

Jar No 357 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357 in situ, Jan 2012

Contents: Photograph, glitter
Released into wild: 21/1/12 at 17.01
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

A wintery kind of jar. Very appropriate since this was released way back in January.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357 close up, Jan 2012


Jar No 348

Jar No 348
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 348, Dec 2011

Jar No 348 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 348 in situ, Dec 2011

Contents: Ink drawing over photograph
Released into wild: 28/12/11 at 11.34
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Theo’s brother, Max on 29/12/11

Comments:

Picking up the reins of the project after a break of more than a week is a huge relief.

I’d been afraid that I wouldn’t want to restart at all but even though I couldn’t walk far, it felt so good to get out of the house and stretch myself. Despite being more than ready to stop the project, I still love my jars and I got a little flutter of joy when I released this one into the wild.

Jar No 348 close up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 348 close up, Dec 2011

Moving house at the end of January is a big motivation to get on and finish these last few jars. I definitely need to get the project finished before the house move takes over.

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Jar No 321

Jar No 321
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 321, Nov 2011

Jar No 321 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 321 in situ, Nov 2011

Contents: Photograph, text on paper, thread
Released into wild: 18/11/11 at 23.58
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

Wait, what happened to the 17th November?

Well, I took a day off. The first of the year. I needed a day off so badly that I didn’t even feel guilty about it. I was utterly exhausted, so I invoked Rule No. 19:

In the event of the artist falling ill and being hospitalised or bedridden, a substitute walker will be nominated.
ETA: In the event of a long or serious illness, the project can last longer than a year but 365 jars will still eventually be released (25/3/11)

Strictly speaking it wasn’t a serious illness, but I do have M.E/CFS and I’m currently in a crash, so I think that counts. And hey, my project, my rules. 🙂 One of the things I’ve learnt from this year is that doing this sort of intensive project without scheduling in holiday days is sheer madness and not something I wish to repeat.

But I got back on the jar horse the very next day with Jar No 321.

Jar No 321 close up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 321 close up, Nov 2011

I did consider taking a longer break but I don’t want the project to stretch too far into January because then it would clash with the house move and that would be A Very Bad Thing.


Jar No 314

Jar No 314
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 314, Nov 2011

Jar No 314 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 314 in situ, Nov 2011

Jar No 314 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 314 in situ, Nov 2011

Contents: Photograph
Released into wild: 10/11/11 at 23.56
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

I realised when I was photographing this jar last night that is should have been my spooky Halloween jar because it has a certain pumpkin face quality.

Jar No 314 close up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 314 close up, Nov 2011

PS. the sticks are on the photograph itself, not in the jar. I found this face drawn with water on the pavement several years ago.

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Jar No 313

Jar No 313
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 313, Nov 2011

Contents: Photograph
Released into wild: 9/11/11 at 23.54
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

A vibrant Clifton sunset taken on an earlier Jar Walk.

Jar No 313 close up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 313 close up, Nov 2011

To my surprise, I discovered a huge gap in this wall, so this jar is almost completely buried.

Jar No 313 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 313 in situ, Nov 2011


Jar No 300

Jar No 300
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 300 front, Oct 2011

Jar No 300 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 300 in situ, Oct 2011

Contents: Photographs
Released into wild: 27/10/11 at 23.50
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Rupert Small, re-released by him in Bristol in May 2013

Comments:

I think this is the first time I’ve used someone else’s art in the jars but I just couldn’t resist it.

I took these photographs on a Jar Walk up in Hebden Bridge back in June. I love this bold, confident graffiti, particularly the surreal labeling inside the monster’s eyes.

Jar No 300 back
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 300 back, Oct 2011

A handy arrow points the way to this jar…

Red arrow sticker
Kirsty Hall: Red arrow sticker, Oct 2011

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Jar No 298

Jar No 298
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298, Oct 2011

Jar No 298 back
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298 back, Oct 2011

Jar No 298 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298 in situ, Oct 2011

Jar No 298 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298 in situ, Oct 2011

Contents: Photograph, ink drawing, text
Released into wild: 25/10/11 at 23.59
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found – appropriately enough – by Toby, Theo’s Dad

Comments:

I spent the afternoon having tea with regular Jar Hunters, Siân, Toby, Jacob, Theo, Milly and Max.

One of the things we talked about was the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, which the family had recently visited. It’s my favourite museum in the world and I’ve been going there since I was a baby so I was delighted to hear that they’d enjoyed it as much as I always do.

Amusingly enough, this photo of a cracked pavement was taken just outside the museum on my last visit there, although I didn’t make the connection until after I’d released this jar. These small moments of synchronicity are so pleasing.

Jar No 298 close up 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298 close up, Oct 2011

I have a strange affinity with pavements and feel compelled to keep taking pictures of them. It’s something about the patterns and their invisibility. We don’t tend to think about pavements much because they’re so ubiquitous but the invisibility of everyday things always fascinate me. This particular pavement made me think of maps, hence the drawing and the quote.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298 close up, Oct 2011

The side view is my favourite part of this jar; I like the way the text stands clear of the photo adding more of a 3-D element.

Jar No 298 close up 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 298 side view, Oct 2011

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Jar No 296

Jar No 296
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 296, Oct 2011

Jar No 296 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 296 in situ, Oct 2011

Jar No 296 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 296 in situ, Oct 2011

Contents: Photograph
Released into wild: 23/10/11 at 23.58
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

It’s always slightly odd photographing the jars that contain photographs.

Jar No 296 close up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 296 close up, Oct 2011

It feels like it could become an infinite loop, like two mirrors stretching your image into infinity. I could print this photograph out and keep rephotographing it: a photograph of a photograph of a photograph of a photograph…

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Jar No 293

Jar No 293
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 293, Oct 2011

Jar No 293 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 293 in situ, Oct 2011

Jar No 293 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 293 in situ, Oct 2011

Contents: Computer print on metallic silver paper
Released into wild: 20/10/11 at 23.57
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Theo’s family

Comments:

Clearly someone is a fan of Modernism.

Bauhaus sign
Kirsty Hall: Bauhaus sign, Oct 2011

Jar No 293 close up 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 293 close up, Oct 2011

Moments after releasing this jar, two Chinese flying lanterns drifted above me, tiny, fragile and bright against the night sky. I watched them until they flickered into nothingness. Suddenly things seemed better than they had in weeks and I understood yet again just how much hope matters. It felt like a turning point.

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?”
Rose Kennedy

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