London artists using open space for imaginative projects

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London artists using open space for imaginative projects

London creators are among those selected to take part in an exciting major three-year cultural project.

 

Called 'New Geographies', the aim of the scheme is to create a new map of the East of England based on original thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places.

 

David Blandy's work is inspired by the insects and wildlife of Canvey Island, using open space to create a post-apocalyptic world within the game 'Dungeons and Dragons'. He will work with local gaming communities to create monsters and characters, using roleplay to imagine new ways of living together and drag us away from the today's screen-obsessed world.

 

Laura Wilson's work focuses on ancient forms of craft through research at Must Farm, a 3000-year-old Bronze Age settlement near Peterbrough. Working alongside archaeologists, she aims to investigate how the body learns, adapts and responds to manual work. Laura's project will also demonstrate how these recovered artefacts can connect us from the present day to our ancient history.

 

More details about project and various artists taking part can be found on the New Geographies website: http://newgeographies.uk/

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