One and all is a new site-specific painting and performance project that engages in themes of care and collectivity.
Invited participants suggest a food stuff and meet me or walk with me to Boscawen’Un – my local stone circle. I’ve been painting in situ making personalised food sacks for their suggested food stuff and gifting it to them. Initially participants are welcome to simply meet up, be gifted the sack-painting and then donate the food to a local food bank, perhaps later in 2022 there may be a further co-creation of a meeting or performative contemporary ritual at Bocawen’un stone circle that explores sharing societal care and visibility through the metaphor of the food sacks at this ancient assembly point.
If you’d like to get involved do get in touch.
Creating Social & Conceptual Networks
St Buryan stone circle at Bocawen’un near my home is a regular haunt. It hints of unknowable ancient human presence and networks, its sense of history and connection that is further enhanced by a ‘flint factory’ field nearby. The flint, not indigenous to Cornwall speaks of a pre-historic Cornwall as a hub with connections all over the world
Over millennia stone circles were ancient assembly points, a space that people came together – to celebrate –whatever they valued. Appropriating this ancient space and its myths for a contemporary art event that celebrates quotidian caring for others including but not confined to families and parenting. Taking the circle as a starting point, art has the potential to create new myths and cyclical reinventions of what we value.
How far can things travel? Every action has a global impact and there is potential to radiate out from the local. I am also interested in networks and how that the food sacks could be shared and sent out into the world for further participants to share and create their own myths and associations.
In the meantime I’m creating conversations with people I know and I’ll see where it goes!
Info for participants
You would be happy to share an idea for a food sack and be prepared to buy a food stuff of your choice that goes in the sack. It would be nice if its something that is personal to your experience and the contents would be given to a local food bank afterwards. I would make you a food sack and we’d meet up or walk to Boscawen’un stone circle for a picnic and a chance to talk informally about art, care, and collectivity.
After that you can keep the food sack – or send it on to someone you know somewhere else in the world to share and perhaps create what could be a celebratory network. I would be happy to make another sack if you want to keep the sack and send something on.