Artists in residence and public events
4 November – 31 December 2012
The Forest is the third in Wysing’s series of residencies for 2012, preceded by The Cosmos (April/May) and The Mirror (July/August). Artists have been invited, through a selection process, to come to Wysing to make new work in response to these themes.
For six weeks from 4 November, artists Jonathan Baldock, Edwin Burdis, Emma Hart and Jess Flood-Paddock, and musician Luke Abbott, are in residence at Wysing’s rural site near Cambridge, developing new art works that explore the future, nature and transformation in response to the metaphor of The Forest.
During each residency distinguished experts, amateur hobbyists and members of the public will contribute to an ongoing talks and events programme. The three themes, or environments, have emerged from ongoing artistic enquiry at Wysing. The Cosmos, the initial starting points of which were the past, origins and knowledge, The Mirror: the present, reflection and commentary and The Forest: the future and transformation through nature are influenced by literary references to other worlds and the merging of fact and fiction, in particular the writings of JG Ballard, Jorge Luis Borges, Michel Foucault, WG Sebald and Kurt Vonnegut.