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Maybe, Maybe; what happens in that crucial instant when we interact with an unremarkable physical glitch in the fabric of our world?

Woodeson’s recent research focusses in on what he has labelled the crucial instant; the point when interaction, objects and context come together to ensure that momentous events do, or do not happen.

Extending on from research conducted after the 2017 Mexico City earthquake, Ben Woodeson’s Maybe, Maybe series has been made specifically for MOCA London. The works quietly celebrate otherwise banal urban disruptions, eulogizing their individual possibilities. Irrespective of their potential consequences, like natural phenomena, they are neither good or evil, they just areā€¦

The series consists of eighty-three unique images and a concrete poetry video piece developed during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. As work on the series progressed in tandem with the UK’s strict lockdown and social distancing, Ben Woodeson found that even deliveries of mundane cleaning products had the ability to improve the mood of his day. Realizing that post and parcels were all the external stimulation that many people were getting, Woodeson decided to give away an entire iteration of the Maybe, Maybe print series. He raided his contacts list and social media and posted eighty unique prints across the world.

While the images may be used in future works and sizes, each of these prints is and will remain unique. An accompanying letter sets out the project and asks that if possible, the recipient emails MOCA London to confirm receipt.

The order that the acknowledging emails arrive will decide the composition of a concrete poetry video piece composed from the individual images.

Three of the image series have been set aside for unlimited download-to-print-PDFs and they can be accessed here: place, rather, lust

  Maybe, Maybe; flourish
                   
Maybe, Maybe; relieve   Maybe, Maybe; weight   Maybe, Maybe; fallen   Maybe, Maybe; love   Maybe, Maybe; support
                   
Maybe, Maybe; irreplaceable   Maybe, Maybe; lost   Maybe, Maybe; tighten   Maybe, Maybe; care   Maybe, Maybe; slippery
                   
Maybe, Maybe; restrict   Maybe, Maybe; lust   Maybe, Maybe; place   Maybe, Maybe; rather   Maybe, Maybe; pleasure
                   
Maybe, Maybe; give   Maybe, Maybe; conceal   Maybe, Maybe; gift   Maybe, Maybe; pause   Maybe, Maybe; will
                   
Maybe, Maybe; pivot   Maybe, Maybe; catastrophe   Maybe, Maybe; leap   Maybe, Maybe; consequence   Maybe, Maybe; moment
                   
Maybe, Maybe; given   Maybe, Maybe; exit   Maybe, Maybe; develop   Maybe, Maybe; downcast   Maybe, Maybe; potential
                   
Maybe, Maybe; never   Maybe, Maybe; instant   Maybe, Maybe; arrival   Maybe, Maybe; implacable   Maybe, Maybe; tumble
                   
Maybe, Maybe; either   Maybe, Maybe; lean   Maybe, Maybe; possible   Maybe, Maybe; smother   Maybe, Maybe; impact
                   
Maybe, Maybe; often   Maybe, Maybe; embrace   Maybe, Maybe; pressure   Maybe, Maybe; exist   Maybe, Maybe; fall
                   
Maybe, Maybe; slice   Maybe, Maybe; kiss   Maybe, Maybe; prop   Maybe, Maybe; perceptible   Maybe, Maybe; caress
                   
Maybe, Maybe; interest   Maybe, Maybe; positive   Maybe, Maybe; persuade   Maybe, Maybe; downhill   Maybe, Maybe; glamour
                   
Maybe, Maybe; release   Maybe, Maybe; build   Maybe, Maybe; grow   Maybe, Maybe; close   Maybe, Maybe; attraction
                   
Maybe, Maybe; invade   Maybe, Maybe; glance   Maybe, Maybe; lick   Maybe, Maybe; choice   Maybe, Maybe; dream
                   
Maybe, Maybe; pain   Maybe, Maybe; intercede   Maybe, Maybe; flourish   Maybe, Maybe; taste   Maybe, Maybe; adore
                   
Maybe, Maybe; wait   Maybe, Maybe; palpable   Maybe, Maybe; stunner   Maybe, Maybe; might   Maybe, Maybe; load
                   
Maybe, Maybe; glint   Maybe, Maybe; compare   Maybe, Maybe; unyielding   Maybe, Maybe; neither   Maybe, Maybe; celebrate
                   
Maybe, Maybe; happen   Maybe, Maybe; always   Maybe, Maybe; reject   Maybe, Maybe; loose