CARVE, HEW, ADZE, BEND, WEAVE, GROW, SPLIT, JOIN
2022. public art, two poster boxes
with Beau W Beakhouse.
Casgleb, Peak Cymru. Abergavenny Train Station, Wales.
carve, hew, adze, bend, weave, grow, split, join is a work of speculative fiction about an autonomous community in a countryside of the future. Drawing on the interdependence of country and city as well as past revolutions in rural craft, it considers the tools, objects and methods of a woodworkers’ coop after the decline of the metropolis. Alongside this, a quote from postcolonial theorist and poet Édouard Glissant similarly rejects the countryside as solely a place of conservatism, alternate histories suggest that ‘the countryside is also the place where there are revolutions’.