1st December – 26 January
Curator; Julie Faitot, Alice Mallet
I will be showing works from my Diep / Haven residency.
In 2016 I was invited to be resident as part of the Diep Haven residency. I was asked if I may be interested in working with a co-operative of flax farmers based in and around Dieppe. My work for Diep started with me germinating wild flower and flax seeds, given to me by Franck Sagaert a farmer from the co-operative. I was particularly interested in how the seed first geminated and how roots evolve under the soil. I was further interested in how Franck manages the co-relationship between himself and the natural ecology. I have worked on many projects that review my co- relationship to a natural ecology starting through the agency of growing a specific plant or plants. For this reason I felt some empathy with Franck.
A couple works from the project/residency.
Frank’s field is 81 tiles (243 casts). The 81 tiles (9x9) reflect the 81 dear nature letters
267 cm x 187 cm.
It is made of soil and text from the dear nature letters and embedded elements from all the experiments done from last spring to now. It a kind of conceptual carpet that has embedded in it the visual situations, texts and activities developed from growing the seeds Frank gave me.
Design for a farmer’s duvet.
130 cm (h) x 93 cm (w) x 4 cm (d)
Day / night (a farmers field)
Each work 130 cm (h) x 93 cm (w) x 4 cm (d)