Art Gene & Fort Walney Uncovered Artist in Residence, 2014-15
An Art Gene project on Walney Island North Nature Reserve exploring a WWI rifle range and practice trenches.
- Sorting the Clearing - a short action performance removing a narrow strip of storm washed detritus, sorting into two boxes of natural and human-made/interfered with things - Playful Categories - taking Borges possibly fake Ancient Chinese Classification of Animals as a starting point, we talked through ideas of categorising found objects from site, mixed with personal treasures - School visit 1 - Vickerstown Primary walked the 5 mile round trip to see the firing range and trenches, recording and exploring the site with all their senses - School 2 - St Columbas - forced to stay in because of threatening heavy rain, the children looked at the dig site photos, maps and other information relating to WWI and the nature reserve site. Drawings, words and making books formed part of their full day workshop responding to the archaeological dig and processes. EXHIBITION
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