Phiona Richards and I first discovered Crowland Abbey on our travels in Lincolnshire last year and during our Transported Phase 1 Engagement Activites in the local garden centre. To whet your appetite for this very special place you can see photos of the Eleoquent Fold exploring the Abbey with Back To Books in this Flickr set
We also had the opportunity to explore the town itself during our research for this project. We have now realised a cherished ambition and gained access to The Mainspring where we Transported the shop owner with tales of our Transported adventures. We also learnt much about both keeping and repairing time.
Inspired by this box I imagined us Time Travelling
Phiona taking time to talk to a local library user about our collaborative pieces.
While they talked I took notes as many interesting stories flew in around us.
Phiona put together another unusual book
to be held in the hand and installed in a Word table
Phiona piercing one of our bird prints.
I was also busy, clicking, talking and sticking
You can see the progress of our work Crumbs From The Word Table at Crowland Library on Thursday 19th during the afternoon or in this Flickr set come and share your stories with us whilst we work there again on June 25th. In the afternoons during our Residency you will find us in the foyer where we will be delighted to talk to you about what we are making and about your hopes for the arts in Boston and South Holland.
Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities, funded by Creative People and Places from Arts Council England. For more information visit www.transportedart.com.