Field trip to Skenfrith, a small village in south-east Wales close to the border between Wales and England. Exploring Skenfrith castle we found the River Monnow running past, a tree inside the castle compound, walls with jagged teeth, bits they’d tried to restore. We met here because it’s the middle point, a meeting point. I have a quote from Roni Horn written down in my book which says ‘when you have only one, you have only one, when you have two you have the space between, plus you’ve got the difference, and the difference is where everything opens up’. We met in that middle space.
“And then we pulled the words apart” is an exhibition we will be putting together in Gallery 1 at the Arnolfini from the 2nd till the 5th of July. As part of it we are putting together an allotment/embassy and here is some of the research to give you a behind the scenes look into what we have planned.
Research on seeds that were used for the Ballast Seed Garden project in Bristol
Co-LAB is an independant arts shop in the centre of Bristol and recently, I’ve been working closely with them.
We want to explore what we share and how we come together as a group, be that by studying language, going on journeys, telling stories or learning new skills. The gallery space will become a school, an allotment or even a country as we test out the boundaries of our ideas and interests.
Time for a little self-promotion and to share with you my recent cutting project from January.
For everyday of January, I made a collage.