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Artists In Conversation 2

Anne Marie Culhane & Zoe Young

Convened by Rachel Hindley, partnered with Back Lane West

Saturday April 18th:
The Elms (CN4C), 61 Green Lane, Redruth TR15 1LS 5pm – 9pm – including refreshments.

Book Free Tickets – on Eventbrite – (£4.00 on the door)

This is the second in our first series of talks and discussions titled Artists in Conversation. Begun in November 2014, this initial series of discussions aims to add to the legacy, and widening of the debate, around the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World’s (CCANW) Soil Culture Project, which included the Soil Culture Forum held at Falmouth University earlier in 2014 in collaboration with the University’s RANE (Research in Art, Nature, and the Environment).

AIC has invited artists involved in CCANW’s Soil Culture Project‘s short residencies based around the SW. These are aimed at encouraging an exploration of the importance of soil, providing dedicated time for experimentation, research, and the development of new artworks.

Further info on the Soil Culture Project residencies:

Artists in Conversation is supported by Cornwall College.


Anne Marie Culhane

Anne Marie Culhane’s residency was based at Exeter University’s Streatham Campus. She will talk about this, and more widely about her work.

“My practice is interdisciplinary, often collaborative and involves
listening, observation and responding to or with people or places. This
often consists of events or series of activity, usually outdoors and
site specific, with multiple possibilities for participation.”

‘She brings people together into affirmative ways of living by setting in
motion dynamic frames of ecology and connection.’
Wayne Hill, writer & associate editor – Performance Research

Zoe Young

Ecological artist, filmmaker and facilitator returns to AIC to stimulate discussions around ‘soil’ and land, ownership and the idea of ‘the commons’.

Indigenous people say ‘Land is our mother’
Traveling people say ‘You cannot own the land – the land owns you’.
Settled farmers say ‘Get off my land’.

Zoe moves from circle to circle across the world. Sometimes she’s researching, sometimes making films about fairness with charities, universities and the UN, sometimes stomping cob for mudhuts or climbing trees to save them from roads; sometimes documenting Soil Culture artists’ residencies for CCANW.
Can it be that conceptions of conservation, capital, culture and community co-create our connection to the collective, to commons… what is this land to us, anyway?”