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Stour Valley Art's 'Reforest: Part Two' Artists' Talk on Saturday 17th August

Saturday 17th August 2013, 1-3pm

Artists' Talk
Saturday 17th August, 1 - 3pm

Part two of Stour Valley Art's Reforest exhibition launches this week - and they are holding a free, public discussion at the gallery on Saturday with a panel of previously commissioned artists. Reflecting on their own experiences, Rosie Leventon, who produces outdoor and site-responsive installation; film-maker and performance artist Louisa Martin; and composer Matthew King, whose symphony for King's Wood was performed in the forest, give some insight into the very diverse approaches our commissioned artists have taken.

Reforest: Part Two (Wednesday 14th to Saturday 31st August) looks at ways that artists have understood the significance of the trace, both visible and invisible, in the life of their work. Within the forest different experiences of time are witnessed concurrently – from the moment-to-moment changing light falling through the tree canopy, to the centuries-long histories clearly inscribed on the landscape – and artists’ conceptual wrestling with a sense of eventual impermanence often becomes a key part of their work. The resulting works leave different kinds of traces, from land art sculpture or intervention that subtly change the geological landscape to more intangible traces of this specific landscape represented through a scent or a musical record.

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Tessa Farmer 'Touch Wood' 2002

Tessa Farmer 'Touch Wood' 2002