A rumour reached the village
collective exhibition (2019)
A rumour reached the village:
A rumour reached the village is a collective inquiry that began with a role-playing game set in an imagined community, riven with accusations of witchcraft. On the basis of collective challenges, responses and games common themes emerged: loops and circles, colonies and growth, architecture and storytelling. The installation is a settlement of images, objects, moving image and living cultures that would be assembled in/on a circle according to the context of the installation. It is in the project’s unfixed identity and collective DNA that basic ingredients would be the same, but the final configuration might be different.
Over three months, six artists exchanged challenges and responses, out of which common themes emerged: loops and circles, colonies and growth, architecture and storytelling. The culminating installation is a settlement of images, objects, moving image and living cultures, questioning the stories and materials on which communities are built.
The framework of the group was to create work based upon the collective exchanges and responses created within the group. Certain keywords and ideas such as circles, growth, community, repetition, and storytelling created the collective-fundament of the collective work.
The A rumour reached the village is a collaboration between:
Sarah-Jane Field, Michaela Lahat, Rowan Lear, Eva Louisa Jonas, Joshua Phillips, Christel Pilkaer Thomsen
The six group members have created this installation and work based on the pic.london workshops held in June 2019, individual research done by each group member and collective strategies developed together in the group.
Link to Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/arumourreachedthevillage/
A rumour reached the village has been exhibited at:
After School - Collective Stategies, pic.london, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK, 2019