Lines and lines and lines and lines...
8th May 2016
'Scratch the Sky', Looping the Loop Festival
Turner Contemporary, Margate
This piece continues an ongoing exploration of the intricacies of identity through a visual and task-based vocabulary, Combining land art and live performance, this day-long piece began by collecting local chalk stones from Margate Sands (near the tidal pool). Weighed down by this baggage, I dragged a large chalk bolder from the beach, all along the promenade, to Turner Contemporary, trailing a line behind me, Upon arrival, the large bolder was smashed against the ground. In an absurdist fashion, I then began the impossible task of attempting to map all the journeys (large and small) made by be and the passing audience. The piece thus drew a direct link between our geographical transience and our multilayered sense of identity and belonging.