Sunday 1 November 2015

WILD PROJECTS #7 – HARD CORE – Test 1 - Wrapped and Buried


Fermynwoods Contemporary Art invites expressions of interest from artists of all disciplines for the celebration of Apple Day in a uniquely beautiful, remote countryside location in East Northamptonshire, 2 miles from civilisation. 

Blessed with an abundance of apples since the wassailing of our trees last year, this is an opportunity to propose site responsive work, performances or any other form of work in any way you choose centred around the theme. Proposals for group activities particularly welcome.

Test 1 - Wrapped and Buried

Thinking about something hard wrapped inside something soft

The Horse Chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
Status - near threatened, population decreasing

The apple - soft flesh, hard pips

I gathered apple and horse chestnut twigs, made bundles of three - the horse chestnut casing splits into three. Three can be considered lucky. Three can be tricky to balance. I wrapped each bundle with a band of felt and a contrasting piece of wool. I gathered more conkers, apples, twigs, put an apple in the bottom of a glass, put all the twigs both wrapped and leafy in the glass then balanced a conker in it's case on top of another apple. I buried the glass in a mound of hard core and placed more conkers. Much was buried, much was too complicated. Start again.

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