and then, a harrowing brings together work by three of Wysing’s 2020 residents, Linda Stupart, Carl Gent and Kelechi Anucha.
A harrow breaks up the surface of the earth or the skin, an agitation of soil that has been left dormant too long where the harrow can excavate whatever ghosts, traditions, memories, viruses, melodies and gestures have been buried. The gallery reverts to barn; the barn disintegrates back to soil.
Installed across Wysing’s grounds, gallery and Amphis building, the exhibition includes recent film, sculptural, and video work by Gent and Stupart and sound work by Anucha and Gent.
Navigating wildly between the Arctic Circle, a river in South Birmingham, the length of the Thames, East Anglia, and Greenland, a new installation from Gent and Stupart reflects on Wysing Arts Centre’s location in rural England.
A new sonic collage by Anucha and Gent fills the main exhibition space at Wysing. Built from field recordings and live performances conducted in and near the grounds at Wysing with new recordings of various folk songs woven into the wider tapestry.
and then, a harrowing makes visible how narrative is produced by, and produces landscape, weaving new, intimate, unguarded, and often violent stories and spaces for land in crisis.
and then, a harrowing is supported by Arts Council England and curated by John Eng Kiet Bloomfield. Wysing Arts Centre and the artists would like to thank William Bevan, Tom Dillon and James Holcombe for their support in realising and then, a harrowing.
Exhibition Launch - Saturday 16 October, 2-6pm
The exhibition launch runs between 2 to 6pm on Saturday 16 October. Two slots will be available to attend the exhibition opening, allowing for a small crossover period between the two. During this time refreshments and drinks will be available. The event is open to all, but due to Covid-19 the event is ticketed and booking is essential.
Transport options from Birmingham, Cambridge and London are available with ‘pay what you can’ options.
The outdoor grounds at Wysing are uneven and have varying surface textures, which may cause some difficulty for unaccompanied wheelchair users.
The work in Amphis is also available to view on a monitor in reception, as Amphis is not wheelchair accessible.
Accessible parking and toilets are available.
Wheelchair accessible transport - We have a limited capacity to offer wheelchair accessibility for Cambridge and London transport. If you require wheelchair accessible transport, please tick the box on the ticket checkout page and we will be in touch by email to confirm arrangements with you. Free Companion Tickets for transport are available if required. Please let us know by Monday 4 October so we can make arrangements.
If you have other access requirements that you would like to check with us before booking, please get in touch with Ceri Littlechild, Wysing’s Head of Operations, at email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
To help keep audiences, artists and staff safe, capacity will be limited. Transport to the launch arranged by Wysing will also be at reduced capacity.
Toilets will be available in Wysing’s buildings and sanitiser points are available around the site.
If the event is cancelled due to Covid, paid transport tickets will be fully refunded.