Signs & Wonders, Research and Public Art Project

Persighetti, Simon, Smith, Phil and Etheridge, Katharine (2012) Signs & Wonders, Research and Public Art Project. [Performance]

Item Type: Performance
Event Summary: Signs & Wonders/Lancaster/Newchurch-in-Pendle, UK /16 - 19 August 2012
Creators: Persighetti, Simon, Smith, Phil and Etheridge, Katharine
Abstract / Summary:

Using the notion of the pedlar as a carrier of multiple viewpoints, Katie Etheridge, Simon Persighetti & Phil Smith peddled ideas through trade, exchange and conversations. Through located performances and walks along city streets, in the marketplace and down country tracks they distributed specially commissioned tokens and wondrous pamphlets. Through extensive research the works responded to the story and surroundings of the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials (1612) by examining the meanings we invest in objects and reacting to the evocative local landscape. Commissioned by Green Close and LICA, funded by Arts Council England., Following this public project, we reworked the performances and outcomes for a gallery setting in a process that accorded with Live at LICA interest in artists working across disciplines and contexts. Originally manifesting as performance walks and site-specific live art installations, the reconfigured work created new experiences, questions and exchanges in TRANSORMED: Double Bill, Exhibition October 2013., This project extends my research by increased involvement in generating outputs that lead to muti-media and legacy based records of the practice. Different modes of dissemination and participation have been explored through muti-modal approaches to investigation of landscape and history in a particular context.

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Date: August 2012
Depositing User: Simon Persighetti
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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