Ocean City

The Ocean City. Three part painting inserted into steel fence. Each canvas 120 x 160cm. 2013. Installation with performance detritus.
The Ocean City.
Three part painting inserted into steel fence. Each canvas 120 x 160cm. 2013. Installation with performance detritus.

KARST residency: Welcome to Britain’s Ocean City

Weeds are ‘the boundary breakers, the stateless minority, who remind us that life is not that tidy. They could help us to learn to live across nature’s borderlines again.’ (Richard Mabey, 2010)

During August 2013 I undertook a residency at KARST in Plymouth, in partnership with Back Lane West in Redruth. During my time at KARST I worked with points along the urban coastline around the docklands in Stonehouse, where the tidy compartmentalization between land and sea breaks down. Despite the efforts of a range of agencies and owners of the foreshore, weeds bring a welcome untidiness to the city-scape; an untidiness that refuses to have its path way-marked and its boundary delineated.

Documentation of the installation at Back Lane West project space, Redruth formed around the Ocean City work (Dec 2013).

Click here for slideshow of photographic images of weeds taken as part of the research for this project.

 

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