Memorious Earth / Ferae Naturae

A retrospective of my work with Autumn Richardson, informed by the south-west Cumbrian landscape, is on display at Abbot Hall and Blackwell from January 16th to March 14th.

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The catalogue of works is as follows:

ABBOT HALL

1337 (2013)
Wooden box, text, glass phials, dried flora.

348,168m2 (2015)
Text, caliper, glass phials of water and silt from Devoke Water.

A Partial Bibliography (2015)
Texts, sheep bone, oak leaf, bird’s nest.

Bark, Xylem (2013)
Booklet and music (Duration 12:06)

Relics (2013)
13 texts (420 x 594mm)

Rowk (2013)
Film and music (Duration 44:53)

Succession (2013)
Music (Duration 60:05)

The Singing of Minutiae (ii) (2013)
Text, glass jars and phials, found flora.

Ulfr Haugr (2015)
Wolf skeleton (on loan from Kendal Museum).

Ulpha Publications and Editions (2010-15)
Wolf Notes ( Folio Edition, 2010; Art Edition, 2011; Pamphlet, 2011), Ulpha Wheel (2012), Relics (2013), Wolfhou (2013), Of the Elm Delcine (2015).

Wolf Notes (2011)
Music (Duration 44:30)

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BLACKWELL

Become a Ford (2013)
12 texts (148 x 210mm).

Before the River (2015)
Become a Ford (Pamphlet, 2013), Hem the Margins (Pamphlet, 2015), two jars of water and silt from Devoke Water.

Elements in a Private Ritual (2015)
Water from Dunnerdale Beck, dried oak bark, dried birch leaves, dried nettle, silt from Devoke Water.

Limnology (2012)
Book and music (Duration 28:48)

Limnology (Art Edition) (2012)
Portfolio, music CD, postcard, lithograph, various prints.

Nimrod is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre (2014)
Music (Duration 58:24)

Relics (ii) (2014)
Small wooden box of acorns, five heather roots.
Wooden box, four phials of oak and Caledonian pine bark, sheep bone, usnea, robin pellet, owl pellet, birch leaf, three hazel twigs.
Unidentified bark, oak leaf.

The Singing of Minutiæ (i) (2012)
Unidentified aromatic bog plant in flower, bog myrtle leaves, English blue-bell flower casings, red campion flower casings.
Unidentified feathers, alder catkins, unidentified grass panicles, oak bark, magpie feather, English blue-bell seeds, jack-by-the-hedge seed pods, juniper, pheasant feather, unidentified grass head, alluvium, bracken root.
Usnea, thistle and bark.

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Over the past eighteen months I had the opportunity to visit the collection of the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, and the Collingwood Archive at Abbot Hall. The result of this research is a ‘Museum of Ferae Naturae’, produced in collaboration with the Notional Research Group for Cultural Artefacts. The exhibition explores the persecution and veneration of animal life through artefacts and documents held in the MOLLI collection, as well as the Kendal Museum.

A book of the Ferae Naturae exhibition is published by Lakeland Arts.