Permissible Notations of
Opening reception: Thursday 7 September, 6 to 9pm (as part of First Thursdays)
Reflection, Saturday 9 September, 3 to 6pm – A reflection event with Dr Ben Cranfield – booking required
Notations, Thursday 14 September, 7 to 9.30pm – An evening of notations and music – booking required
Reflection Event 3 - 6 pm
A reading performance and workshop exploring the limits of home
Led by Ben Cranfield, Fourthland and Rosalind Fowler
This workshop will activate the space of Permissible Notations Of… through readings soundings and gestures that explore the Estate as a site of collective inheritance.
Through this material handling we will conjure words that give form to the edges of this experience, inspired by the language of dream and myth.
This workshop will form the basis for a new experimental dictionary as a simple publication that will be shared during a later event on Saturday 30th September on Wenlock Barn Estate."
3 pm introductions
3:30 – 4:30 Readings and collective material handling
4:30 – 5 tea and snacks
5 discussion and word sounding
Ticket price £5 / Concessions £4 / Free to WBE residents
Fourthland (Louise Sayarer and Eva Knutsdotter) is an artist collective that uses objects, ritual, storytelling and enactment to co-create public space and performances. Recent and forthcoming solo works include BearMotherHouse, SPACE, London October 2017, The Storm within Jeremy Deller’s Utopia Treasury Somerset House (2016) and back to where we have not quite been, Arnolfini (2015). Other art commissions include Resilience Lab, Aldo Rinaldi and Everything Happens on The Street, PEER (both 2015) and Public Dreaming, Errant Bodies, South London Gallery.
Rosalind Fowler is an artist and filmmaker, with a background in visual art and anthropology. Her work explores the politics and poetics of place and belonging in the contemporary English landscape through the prisms of folk culture, alternative communities, science fiction, pre-history and the language of dreams. Her recent ACE/Barbican funded film installation was presented at William Morris Gallery, the Barbican and Somerset house’s Utopia season. This work evolved out of an artist residency at the William Morris Gallery (2016). Other commissions and awards include Wellcome Trust, Arts and Humanities Research Council, A-N, NOW gallery. Selected screenings and exhibitions have taken place at ICA, BFI, Jerwood Gallery, Plymouth Arts centre and PLACE: Common Ground curated by Gareth Evans.
Supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery.