Project Amity/Animosity

Project Amity/Animosity

Are we friends? Were we friends? Could we be friends?

Or do we not like each other, feel conflicted or actively despise one another?

Or do we simply not know each other?

Project Amity/Animosity is interested in what friendship means today. Friendship often falls by the wayside as work and relationships take over … and it has been too long, our emails pile up and we let it go. Or we’ve fallen out, or hear something bad about someone, or just can’t be bothered anymore.

Friendship is both too near and too far, meaningful but uncertain. What, if anything, do we owe each other? What is friendship for? What do we have to talk about?

Project Amity/Animosity is an experiment in being-together, of speaking honestly. Anyone can participate: it does not matter if we do not yet know each other.

The Structure of the Project

– We meet one-on-one in person, usually in London, though could be elsewhere in the UK, and possibly some other cities in the near future. I can travel to where you are, though I am generally around SE and Central London. Children and pets are welcome to come along. I propose meeting in parks, coffee shops (I can buy drinks other than alcohol, but you are free to drink).

– We can discuss anything, you, me, our friendship, our lack of friendship, anything you’re thinking about. No subjects are off the table.

– The meeting is not recorded, except in our hearts, the original recording device (from ‘cor’ heart). I will write up a text in 2019 about the experiment, but no details of who I met will be included.

– The project runs intermittently until Dec 2019.

– Contact ninapower@gmail to arrange a meeting.

July 4th: Diaries 1991-2000

1991

Bitch

1992

Time: 12.50am

Today’s been good in places. Had rehearsal for Shakespeare and M etc were taking the piss out of C (again). IN the evening B came round before the Barn Dance in fact here she is now: hello – yes its me the famous (big-headed Bolchy) B! All I’d really like to say is I’M IN LOVE his name (confidential info here) MM!!! yes queer name lush person. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Nx

As you can see she’s mad(ly) (in love!) Went to Neston Barn dance tonight. It was a bit of laf! J + B J came round this afternoon. They’re both sweet!

See ya,

Nina

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July 3: Diaries 1991-2000

1991

silly

1992

Time: 11.15pm

Today’s been TOTALLY + ABSOLUTELY QUEER. It’s just been really wet + windy and just about everyone has been really bitchy and everyone had a mass fight (me, S, L, T, etc.) It’s a bit complicated really.

I had a go at C this morning because I hate the way she’s changed and after we made up and she thanked me for it! Strange. The weather really changes people. Sports Day was cancelled (due to weather).

I did my piano exam and well messed it up! I don’t particularly care! My period is really heavy today it’s sick. I tried using a tampon but I couldn’t. I hate it. It’s not fair. Men don’t have this hassle do they? No. They may have wet dreams but at least they enjoy them when they’re happening.

See ya,

Nina

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