Forage was an attempt to understand what it means to leave and to arrive, to lose and to find, to be uprooted and to make a home.
The project was structured around visits to three different National Trust properties in the North East and exploring how these spaces position us and tell a particular historical narrative. It felt incredibly meaningful to visit these places with our diverse group and to think about what was being presented to us – how these spaces position us, which history is being told and what that tells us about our present and its own obsessive nostalgia for that which never was.
Forage was commission for Platforma 2017 Festival. Project culminated with an installation made with foraged material and an event in the Nunsmoor park in West End of Newcastle.
The project was produced in partnership with D6 Culture and funded by Arts Council England.