15-21 September | open daily from 12-6pm
E V E N T S
Wednesday 17th Ben Socrates, concert pianist, will be in residence all day playing 'water music' with excerpts from Debussy, Ravel and more. Ben will be talking with DFW about notions of theory, intuition and chance in creative practice with a recital at 7pm.
Thursday 18th Group navigation and dowsing with Alice Vandeleur-Boorer at 2pm. Participants are welcome to bring compasses and maps along to the session, but this is not essential.
Friday 19th 'Opening night' 6pm-9pm
DFW lead artist Laurie Lax has written a report for the a-n website about our time at the Merz Barn, Cumbria. The residency was supported by the a-n Go and See bursary, which provides financial backing to enable artists to travel to and work in places of artistic interest. For more information and to read the full report click here.
We've bitten the bullet and set up a twitter account, where you will find regular updates on work in progress, exhibitions and projects undertaken by DFW and its lead artists. Keep an eye out on there and these pages for Bristol Biennial updates, we will be at The Island on Bridewell Street, Bristol from 15th-21st September hosting crits,workshops and everything in between to do with intuition and art practice.
http://www.jamesgeurts.com/photography.html - a rather good artist making use of water in innovative ways.
Whilst browsing around and as we prepare some DFW merchandise for our upcoming show Ded Reckoning at the Bristol Bienniel in September, I came across the perfect DFW jigsaw!
We don't want to leave but we already have too much material to edit so it is probably for the best! Watch this space...
"I am now the last artist here - all the others are free. But all things are equal. If I stay here, then I have plenty to occupy myself. If I am released, then I will enjoy freedom. If I manage to leave for the U.S., then I will be over there. You carry your own joy with you wherever you go." Schwitter's words from the internment camp on Isle of Man.