In collaboration with Artist and Filmmaker Rosalind Fowler, more on her work Here
Supported by Arts Council England, Awards for All and The Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment
“He looked at his own Soul
with a Telescope. What seemed
all irregular, he saw and
shewed to be beautiful
Constellations: and he added
to the Consciousness hidden
worlds within worlds” – Coleridge, notebooks
Permissable notations of is a project taking place on Wenlock Barn Estate with a gathering of people from across the world whose paths converge in this place.
“An endless walk. A notation of the sole. This wandering tale of potentials and encounters that imbue an intangible essence. Something with edges and ambivalence – hidden, cyclical and binding, where the Estate is a collection pot of cultural inheritance”
The project encompasses a series of visits home – taking place in people’s houses and within social space on the estate. These visits home permit us to collect pots of living, pots of cultural inheritance that are later re-enacted in public space. Enacted by others, shared and passed on. Through this process of materialisation, passing on experiences and processes, a performance is built collectively. The performance takes place around a sculptural stage set. This becomes a liminal space, where stories collide and take on new forms through the language of symbol and myth.
“Evoking our subconscious to arrive to a home that is ephemeral and infinite in its temporality.”
The project uses this idea of dreaming to shift ways of thinking and allow new forms of cohesion to develop. The performances are enacted through the use of hand-made objects and props. These are the threads that weave stories and fragments together, forming a multilayered network of kinship.
Captured on 16mm this performance becomes a collective acknowledgement of intangible moments, fragments and histories that people carry with them.
The work considers notions of the permissible – what is permissible, what allows the permission to be reformed by someone else. The encounter and navigation of edges, of one holding space for someone else. Who gets permission to speak on someone else’s behalf.
The hand-processed 16mm film will be exhibited alongside an installation of crafted objects used within the performance during a solo exhibition with PEER, opening on the 7th Sep.
The work emerges from Fourthland’s collaborations with people on Wenlock Barn Estate over 9 summers as part of a wider project Land and People.
Dr Ben Cranfield will be working as a researcher in Residence during this process and will work with us to collectively conjure words from the experience. This will form part of a collective event during the opening weekend.
8 – 16 September 2017
Thursday 7 September, Opening 6-9pm (as part of First Thursdays)
Saturday 9 September,A reflection event with Dr Ben Cranfield,2-6pm7-9.30pm,
Thursday 14 September, Notations, An evening of notations and music
Saturday 30th September, An afternoon of collective inheritance, 2-6pm Wenlock Barn Estate