A RESIDENCY PROJECT CONVENED BY BRAM THOMAS ARNOLD WITH DAVIS&JONES.
HOSTED AT KESTLE BARTON, LIZARD, CORNWALL. NOVEMBER 2017.
What is this?
PLACE EXPLORATION is an artist-led residency, a radical workshop, an opportunity to challenge and reinterpret your practice.
PLACE EXPLORATION is a 5 day practice-based research residency into the depths of place at Kestle Barton, whereby place is defined as something that is constructed by a washing back and forth between the past and the future, between the self and the collective, as the shoreline is perpetually recomposed by the sea.
PLACE EXPLORATION will examine Kestle Barton through ecological and autoethnographic lenses: visiting artists will be invited to ruminate upon the idea of the self in and of a place, whereby both the self and the place are compositions of social, cultural and personal histories.
Through workshops, lectures, peer-to-peer debate, screenings and interactions with the land, artists will be invited to use the place to unpick their practice, and use their practice to unpick the place. The workshops will be lead by Dr. Bram Thomas Arnold, an artist, a pedestrian and a writer and the artist duo Davis & Jones whose specialism lies in socially engaged practice. Participants will be actively encouraged to lead workshops of their own or give short lectures on their practice…
The residency is free to apply to and to attend, see download for full details.
Who is it for?
Artists and creative practitioners who are interested in notions of place, being and the self amidst socially engaged practice, for as Jean Luc Nancy put it “being is with, otherwise nothing exists”. In this sense an artist that is interested in place is intrinsically interested in being in and of that place both within and beyond notions of self and practice.
PLACE EXPLORATION is for those willing to expose their practice to a little risk, to a stepping out of the comfort zone and into liminal space between places, into the gaps between disciplines and mediums, the gaps between boundaries and divisions…
When and where might this be?
It is in the depths of November 4th – 10th. Arriving the 4/5th November ready for a group meal on the Sunday evening. Departing first thing Friday morning.
Kestle Barton is an ancient farmstead set in fields and woods high above Frenchman’s Creek and the Helford River, on The Lizard, West Cornwall. Not so long ago, the farm buildings were sinking into a beautiful and ruinous old age. Architect Alison Bunning has ensured their conservation using cob; lime plasters, paint and render; and scantle slate.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
30 / 09 / 2017