CHANT OF THE WHALESWAN, public programme, Kestle Barton 2018
Public Programme and 2 month exhibition at Kestle Barton with Rosalind Fowler
Funded by Arts Council England and Kestle Barton July – Nov 2018
Opening of exhibition 8th September
The project brought to the surface the role of myth and symbolism to expand upon ideas of interconnectedness and what it means to be human, using processes of craft, film and sound to produce a series of blessings that flow through land, water and ethereal worlds. These will be used in the work to create a series of collective encirclings.
The project evolved from a spring residency at Kestle Barton in partnership with local craftspeople and Cornwall Faith Forum, and will incorporate learnings and mythologies from across a range of cultures.
For the public programme we formed the Whaleswan, a sculptural space of refuge within a spherical form on the land at Kestle Barton. The Whaleswan hosted a series of summer gatherings and workshops collectively inhabiting and imbuing the space. The Whaleswan aligns with the Apollo Athena ley line that links sacred sites across Europe to the Middle East.
A sculptural exhibition and film work was formed from the occurences on the Whaleswan which exhibited between 8 September – 3 November at Kestle Barton.