Holy Trinity Church, Buckfast

Coming up on the evening of friday 26th February is a one-night-only installation of work by myself (Laura Denning) and my sister (Fiona Denning). The site is easy to find, but bring a torch or use your phone to light your way from the entrance to the church itself.

The church was burned down in July 1992. All that remains is the shell of the 13th century building with its later spire. There are 196 steps down from the Church ruins to Station Road. Among these are the Wishing Steps. The stones of these two steps are laid in the opposite direction to all the others and it is said a secret wish made standing here will come true!Beneath the church is an extensive system of caves where fossilised remains of sabre toothed tigers and woolly mammoths have been found. These date from about 100,000 years ago. There is no public access to the caves which are home to a population of Horseshoe Bats and have been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

 

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Liquid at Fringe Arts Bath

I am very excited to have been selected as a guest curator for an exhibition at Fringe Arts Bath (27th May-12th June 2016) and have just written my first blog for FaB explaining the reasons for the themes for this show (here). All the organisational everythings are still very much at the planning stages and so we (the many guest curators) still don’t know what spaces the individual exhibitions will be housed in. However, the FaB team have great networks across the city and a strong track record and without doubt will ensure that each exhibition will be displayed in the best possible environment.

Meanwhile, I look forward to returning next week to my current residency at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, and to continuing development of the filmic pieces from Budapests’ many geothermal baths. Also, the 4th edition of Sonic Drawings will be broadcast on Monday 4th January on Soundart Radio. But today? Today is the deadline for my proper submission to Leonardo Music Journal for their special edition ‘Lend me your Ears!’. They have accepted in principal my proposal, I have written the article, but now have to format and present it properly ready for peer review. Eek!