Saturday, 30 July 2016

There Are No Firm Rules - Platform Residency - The Walk - Found

A 3 Day walk
Stoke-on-Trent to Sheffield
Day 2
27th July, 2016
Longnor to Blackwell
8.3 miles ( 14 country miles (approx.))


Found Food
































A Walk

In response to Andrew Bracey and Steve Dutton for their blog Midpointness


Sunday, 24 July 2016

There Are No Firm Rules - Platform Residency - The Walk - Planning

Planning

A Walk 

Journey: Stoke-on-Trent to Sheffield
Land Type: Urban-Rural-Urban
Walk Type: A to B

Distance - by Road: 46.8 miles
Duration (approx): 15 hours 18 minutes (constant)
Accommodation: none
Distance - as the crow flies: 38.9 miles
Duration (approx): 56 hours (with frequent stops)
Accommodation: built shelter, tent, public house (flexible)







Friday, 22 July 2016

A Slow Process Day



Location: a terrace house, Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Instructors: Sally Pointer & Gareth Riseborough
Processes: milling, twining, cording, needlemaking, weaving, netting, tooling, piping.
Materials: Spelt, Sandstone Saddle Quern, Basalt Rubber, Sourdough, Hemp, Flax, Deer Tendon, Deer Antler, Flintstone, Leather, Pigeon Bone

Stripped 
Back
Slowed 
Down
Basic
Processes

milling
twining - flora
twining - fauna
needling
weaving
netting
tooling
piping

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

There Are No Firm Rules - pre residency exhibition




Ahead of the residency, starting at SITE Gallery in Sheffield on 26th July, we installed a presentation of the findings from the R&D phase of the project, acting as an impetus for visitors to engage ahead of residency activity. The installation runs for 2 weeks.




Materials
  • Barrel Drums, blue x 2
  • Parachute
  • Large Format Prints, blue-back billboard paper, digital/c-type x 2
  • Dreamcatcher, red/yellow para-cord, Camping Pans, screw-in eyes
  • Woodburning stove, tin cans, instructions
  • 500 -piece jigsaw, nature scene
  • Plinths x 4
  • Wren's Nest, found
  • Vice, Walnut
  • Firelighting Kits x 2 ( manmade / natural)
  • Tree Section, found
  • Aluminium Drum, found
  • Tool Bucket, assorted tools, archaic
  • How To Sew, Ladybird book
  • Small prints x 5
  • Assorted collected natural ephemera - stones, cones, nuts, berries, leaves