This summer I will be one of the resident artists at Phytology, an artist led project exploring the use, value, resilience and function of wildness within urban ecosystems. I aim to articulate the material history of the site, focusing on the properties of things rather than their object history, transforming the artist residency-hut into an experimental museum, an entryway to a modern interpretation of the local area.
Over the summer months I will be leading a series of public ‘archaeological digs‘ – excavating, analysing and archiving found materials.
Phytology seems to be a gap in the conscious life of the city, an island where eddies of dirt, litter, bugs, drugs, animals, microbes, seeds and weeds, and now people collect, to form a rich web of material relationships. Through documenting these bits and bobs, and reflecting on their properties, i might be able to reflect some of this this community of matter. Alongside
Supported by Arts Council England