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The Clearing – Part II

Posted by Ollie on November 3rd, 2010

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‘The Clearing is a space defined by nine Beech trees growing in soil constructed through the histories of their hinterland. My hope is that the clearing will be happened upon by many and that the site will become a poetic convergence of material and meaning; a place of peace and illumination.’
JOHN NEWLING

This two part project was commissioned for Hinterland in 2009, and the first part took place at BioCity Laboratories in Sneinton, where the artist conducted a number of experiments. In this first phase of the project the laboratory housed a hydroponics system which nurtured and grew nine Beech trees.

This event will happen on Friday 12th November. For more details about the event please visit the Sideshow 2010 website. To book your place for this afternoon event, including transport contact jennie [at] hinterlandprojects.com

Newling’s piece opened up the ‘historic situation’ of material culture, evolving his project through a series of vital conversations between nature, environment and society. This event is the final ever event for Hinterland Projects and marks the conclusion of a series of artists works which studied the River Trent and the local environment. www.hinterlandprojects.com

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT

10.30am
Free bus from One Thoresby Street Studios in Sneinton.
Visit www.onethoresbystreet.org for a map

11am
Arrive at Leyton Crescent Recreation ground for Tree Planting with the Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr. Patrick Lally

12noon
Lunch and screening of James Brouwer’s documentary about The Clearing

12.45pm
Talk with John Newling and Q&A

1.45pm
The Clearing Walk

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