Visit TERRA NEXUS, a new immersive show at Proposition Studios.
17 artists, including me, have been commissioned to produce new work responding to the role of the human in ecology. Each of our spaces join up to create a labyrinth of possible worlds.
It’s a fantastic, unusual and genuinely immersive show – book tickets now!
As part of the process Proposition Studios took us on a field trip around 3 sites at the forefront of ecological management of agricultural land in the UK.
The field trip was a rare opportunity to be introduced to new ecological means of working productively with the landscape. We visited 3 sites: Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden in Totnes, Wakelyns agro-forestry in Suffolk and rewilded agricultural lands at Knepp in Sussex.
Wakelyns Agroforestry, Suffolk
Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden, Totnes
Knepp Rewilding, West Sussex
The size of British fields have been defined by the way they are used, specifically, the size of crop-spraying machinery. In some imaginings this is not the future of farming; the future of the British countryside might be wilder, more densely hedged and more plentifully varied in its flora and fauna. Seeing these possible worlds make for radical propositions. Travelling with other artists working with complementary themes and disparate practices sparked fascinating thoughts and conversations which I hope will be carried forward into the show.
Wednesdays – Saturdays 11am – 7pm
10 Oct – 30 Dec 2020
There is no private view due to COVID, but across multiple spaces the exhibition lends itself well to socially-distanced viewing. Book tickets now
£10 full price
Surrey Wharf, 30 Malt St, off Old Kent Rd, London SE1 5AY Map
Tube: Elephant & Castle or New Cross Gate then Bus 21, 53, 78, 172, 453