A Cut from Sharp Grass

Emma Gibson, Lou Lou Sainsbury, Verity Birt & Rosie Grace Ward

4 October - 24 November 2019

Untitled (Preserved Key), 2019 Rosie Grace Ward Photo by Heather Tait
Untitled (Preserved Key), 2019 Rosie Grace Ward Photo by Heather Tait
Untitled (Preserved Key), 2019 Rosie Grace Ward Photo by Heather Tait
Dead Speak / Living Happens, 2019 Lou Lou Sainsbury Photo by Heather Tait
Dead Speak / Living Happens, 2019 Lou Lou Sainsbury Photo by Heather Tait
Uncommon Ground, 2019 Verity Birt Photo by Heather Tait
Uncommon Ground, 2019 Verity Birt Photo by Heather Tait
Point Break, 2019 Emma Gibson Photo by Heather Tait
Point Break, 2019 Emma Gibson Photo by Heather Tait

Description

A Cut From Sharp Grass

Kent has cultivated a globally recognised image of pastoral English countryside, famous for an abundance of fertile farmland and fruit filled orchards. Whilst still holding on to the 400 year old title of the ‘Garden of England’, the Kent of the present has undergone a massive infrastructural revolution becoming a layered topological stack of infrastructures, flows & migrations. It’s geographical position in proximity to London & mainland Europe has situated Kent as a complex indicator of planetary urbanisation.

‍The advancement of planetary urbanisation & correlative phenomena, including rapid globalisation, political unrest & ecological precarity, are drastically reworking the relationships between nature & culture, humanity & technology and idealism & materialism. A CUT FROM SHARP GRASS engages with these shifting relationships; examining narratives, knowledges & contexts from the past & present in order to propose hopeful, sustainable and empowered futures.

The project is curated by George Harding & Kris Lock with support from Dimitrios Bormpoudakis.

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