Triple Harvest – The Archives is an exhibition of commissioned video work and objects from artists alongside items from Corby Borough Council’s heritage collection.
17 May – 12 September 2021
10am – 4pm daily
Plus Kaitlin Ferguson in collaboration with students from The CE Academy and Youthworks Northamptonshire
Archives are considered pristine, unchangeable. In Triple Harvest – The Archives, artists challenge how true our remembrances of the past really are as the mythic and historic share space, both bolstering and undermining one another.
Artists were invited to create new narratives through the extraction of material from four Corby heritage films, including: Peter Paul’s 1960’s documentary film Double Harvest, which told the story of the Steelworks’ impact on Corby, where the land was harvested for iron ore, returning to farmland for future crop yields; PLUTO: Corby’s role in making the Pipeline Under The Ocean, which supplied the Allied Armies during the D-day landings and subsequent invasion of occupied Europe; The Great Jib: A story of the ingenuity and skill of the workforce at Corby Steelworks during the making of what was the biggest walking dragline excavator between 1947-1951; and Iron Ore in Britain: The mining and extraction of iron ore and its use in steel making.
- Artist Marie-Chantal Hamrock presents her new audio work The Iron, The Pitchfork & The Sow. Building on her film There is Something in the Ground, There is Something in the Sky, Marie combines real and embellished Northamptonshire histories in this tale of ritual.
- Anja Borowicz captures the music and humanity in the sounds of a steel industry populated by large metal monsters in her audio piece extracted : crashed : smelted.
If you wish to read the Risk Assessment for the space before visiting, you can do so here.