Twelve months ago we began our project, Littoral, our intention to create works that drew on ideas surrounding the notion of the shore. We
Twelve months ago we began our project, Littoral, our intention to create works that drew on ideas surrounding the notion of the shore. We had moved to the southern most point in Western Europe, the mouth of the Mediterranean, now called the Straits of Gibraltar, but in more ancient times, the Pillars of Hercules.
Our research is predominantly fed by an eco-philosophy, and this drives our curiousity in reading our environment and our place within a wider ecology. This is not an ecology simply of biological/geographic concern, but also political, economic, and cultural.
Our video Wave will be showing throughout Liquidscapes. The video data is provided by the IOM Missing Migrants project.
This talk will cover, briefly, our time here at the edge of Europe, through ideas of migration, and the role of the sea as a borderline. We will also then touch on our latest development, moving up from the shore, to the river – our new project is called ‘Dry River Bed’, and uses Body-Mind-Centring techniques, geo-spatial mapping, sound and video, as well as more traditional techniques to create a multi-media dissection of our sense of place, the development as we like to call it of body-space ecologies.
Currently based on the coast of Andalucia, Spain, artists Justin Smith and Sonia Janin (RosaCristina) create site-specific and gallery-led works on the theme of ‘Littoral’ seen here: www.rosacristina.eu.
Our work on Littoral over the last 12 months, is rich and varied, and we have developed ideas that involve our own understanding of our sense of place as migrant artists living on the edge of Europe.
(Thursday) 12:45 - 13:15
E: Ship Studio
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL