The Farringdon Factory was a month long residency, curated by artists Keira Greene and Natasha Cox. For the duration of the residency, myself, along with 20 other artists, had unlimited access to a huge, disused office space on Farringdon Street in the City of London.
My approach to the residency was to conduct a series of observations and responses based on different elements of the site. I was primarily interested in how we get to know new spaces/environments. I drew heavily on the words and wonderings of Tim Ingold to direct and develop works - in particular his publication Being Alive.
Being Alive ranges over such themes as the vitality of materials, what it means to make things, the perception and formation of the ground, the experiences of light, sound and feeling, the role of storytelling in the integration of knowledge, and the potential of drawing to unite observation and description.
The residency culminated in a one-day event Open Factory. The event featured installations, performances, screenings, discussions and talks that had arisen from the artist residency programme.
For Open Factory I installed two works produced during the residency, Wayfaring and Work Hands. Documentation of which can be found below. Additional research and musings from the residency can be found towards the bottom of the page.