The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Eva Sochorova & Lisa Haddad

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This video uses the performance by Neil Finn with Janis Ian.

From Janis: Eva Sochorova and Lisa Haddad have been creating collaborative collages for several years – two artists on one canvas, using brushes, scrapers, rags, anything they can get their hands on. They work spontaneously, with emphasis on the process, paper added or removed, sometimes even recovered from the floor. Before lockdown, they worked so closely that splashes of paint would find their way onto Eva’s face, and bits of paper get caught in Lisa’s hair. In these pandemic days they’ve switched to mailbox exchanges, choosing the collaborative recording by Neil Finn with me because it also echos the same collaborative spirit. Eva  spents her time in New York, painting at the Art Student League; Lisa’s in Nashville, where she organizes the Nashville Collage Collective. Don’t be afraid to slow this down and watch closely – I did!

(Janis Ian)

Better times, better times will come.
Better times, better times will come.
When this world learns to live as one,
oh, better times will come

When we greet each dawn without fear
knowing loved ones soon will be near
When the winds of war
cannot blow any more
Oh, better times will come


Though we live each day as our last
we know someday soon it will pass
We will dance, we will sing
in that never-ending spring
Oh, better times will come