From Purgatory to Paradise: An Indulgence
During their residency at Meantime Ali Kayley and Dan Glaister continue their work on landscape and the moving figure, focusing on Purgatory: the idea, as explored in myth and ritual, as well as literature and visual art; and the place, a small copse at latitude 51.757923, longitude -2.172396, east of Slad, near Stroud. Three miles to the north lies the hamlet of Paradise.
In the Middle Ages, sinners hoped to avoid going to Purgatory after their death by purchasing Indulgences, or pardons, chits of paper bearing extravagant promises sold by travelling pardoners.
Prior to the residency Ali Kayley and Dan Glaister have produced a series of Indulgences incorporating drawings of Purgatory with text printed using traditional letterpress process. During the residency, working with 16mm film, they hope to film and show the flight from Purgatory.
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