Artist Residency Kestle Barton
with Rosalind Fowler
Funded by Arts Council England
March-April 2018

We will work across the mediums of object-making, craft, sculpture, performance and 16mm film to develop gatherings in partnership with Cornwall Faith Forum. These collaborative sessions will involve the sharing of fragments, narratives, and gestures, informing the development of the Cloth of a Thousand.

The residency will explore the mysticism of craft, through a range of making and performing processes. This will include learning skills from Cornish Crafts people including withy-pot making and natural dyeing, taking materials and inspiration from the local landscape. We will also initiate a series of explorations and performative walks to unearth local histories from new and ancient sites.

We are interested in using craft, improvisation and an experimental ethnographic approach to re-imagine points of inter-connectedness between diverse groups of people.

Our approach builds upon a collaborative model piloted with Wenlock Barn Estate residents in Hackney, London for BREADROCK (PEER, 2018). The residency coincides with an exhibition of BREADROCK at PEER, London (Feb-April 2018).