Fermynwoods Contemporary Art has received a special commendation as part of the 2019 Nick Reeves Arts & Environment Award for our current programme, The Forest is the Museum.
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.
Nature knows nothing of bits, bytes, JAVA or C++ but expresses itself through things like hormones, pheromones and DNA.
Students from Newton Road School worked with Owl Project to discover natural movement patterns and their own Boid-like behaviour.
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.
Our Spring 2019 bulletin includes The Forest is The Museum updates and Owl Project’s forthcoming residency, Toggler, Fermynwoodstock, and more.
Our Summer 2018 bulletin includes The Forest is The Museum and Edwina fitzPatrick’s Archive of the Trees, The Outdoor Institute of Art, STEAM Power, Fermynwoods Fridays and more.
In 2012, Owl Project were in residence with Fermynwoods. A collaborative group of artists who work with wood and electronics to fuse sculpture and sound art, creating music making machines and objects which combine pre-steam and digital technology.
We are delighted to announce that our application to Arts Council England for our new 2 year programme was successful. This programme will see us deliver three strands of exciting and innovative activity, launching in 2018. The Forest is the Museum The Forest is the Museum is a programme of artists in residence at Fineshade[…]