The Stour: The Same River, Twice.2. Mar - 6. Apr 13 / ended Stour Valley Arts
Every wednesday - saturday from 11am - 4pm.
The Stour: The Same River, Twice is an exhibition of new works by Louisa Martin and Reid Dudley Peirson. Their joint exhibition reflects and responds to the river in its landscape, and uses the river as a metaphor for our changing understanding of our world. The River Stour is an ever-changing feature, historic vestige and cultural signifier, and it is its mutability of character, course and significance that the artists have navigated and explored in the creation of these new works.
Louisa Martin’s new work in response to the river is ‘Of Course’, including a film, text-based pieces and a proposed book. The Stour is an invisible presence in the work, distant and intangible, referenced only by the artist’s inference of it.
Reid Dudley Peirson has made ‘Nothing Ever Happens Here: Twenty Four Strings for Liminal Space’, installed in two rooms, one with acoustic stringed instruments playing a continuous series of drones, chords and melodies; in the second is Reid’s film of the River Stour as it flows through the town. As you watch the film your presence affects what is seen and heard, imposing the shadow of another view of the river and triggering changes to the musical work.
Gallery is Wheelchair accessible.
(Please note the exhibition will be closed 29 - 30 march)
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