A new extended Metal residency from Oct to March 2022 builds on recent work undertaken with the farming community and countryside specialists surrounding Peterborough.
I proposed to research historic and contemporary cultural artefacts and products that distil a sense of place = things that are representative rather than representations.
By working within rural communities I aim to showcase lives seldom elevated and highlight creative activity/objects/architectures that many wouldn’t see as important cultural contributions. I have an idea that my consideration will offer unfamiliar views of the countryside and its people. Leading to a reconsideration of current myths, cliches and stereotypes. As part of this work I will research Indian Baghs, Moroccan carpets and Dutch Still Lives and interview contemporary makers, farmers, small holders and other rurally based producers.