Join us at the Arches Friday 28 June for the launch of Owl Project’s new exhibition The Algorithm in the Forest and Edwina fitzPatrick’s new book Archive of the Trees: A Woodland Guide.
The Algorithm in the Forest is a multichannel video and sound installation that explores how natural systems have inspired algorithms that impact how we experience our daily lives.
We were visited by artist David Blyth and students from Gray’s School of Art, on a study visit aiming to form a pedagogical learning exchange through shared experience.
Edwina fitzPatrick The Archive of the Trees book explores whether climate change should be addressed culturally or scientifically.
Join artist Alec Stevens in a wood carving workshop in the forest, revealing how we have used this most primal of spaces.
Owl Project are spending time in Fineshade Wood exploring the forest floor, lifting up logs and looking under stones in search of ants, using cameras and software to visualize the routes taken by these creatures to allow for what seems like chaos to be rendered as pattern.
Louise Clarke encouraged students to take a playful and experimental approach to mould making, using plaster to create small objects and sculptural forms by discovering through making rather than pre-planning.
It was interesting to come across problems that aren’t ‘googleable’ since you apply techniques in a way they aren’t made for.
During Wild Learning: Human Theremin with Stuart Moore, participants created a collaborative piece using nature sounds altered by their own conscious and unconscious movement.
In 2015 our students visited NN Contemporary Art’s New Life exhibition. Even a cursory knowledge of art history for these students meant crossing a threshold of otherness.