Experiential mapping: creation and dialogue in movement is a social practice art residency at HOP Projects CT20 delivered by the Chilean artist Amalia Pascal. Her work reflects on cultural exchanges and the way they shape local interactions and contexts. It is driven by the context of diverse participants through collaboration, developing learning platforms by the means of maps, walks and installations. Her work at the HOP Projects was developed over three weeks focused on Folkestone and its communities. The residency aimed to cultivate an experience and place for listening and learning, where art practice and the community can co-develop through the concept of psychogeography. This describes the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviours of individuals.
Amalia has been working with a number of local communities, listening and gathering memories and knowledge about Folkestone through workshops and a mobile museum. This exhibition brings together participants’ creations as an archive of objects, audios, images and psycho-geographic maps. The exhibition explores the importance of subjectivities and personal memories in the way we experience the city. In this way, it foregrounds what is normally invisible: a group dynamic, a change of energy. The exhibition questions the possibility of integrating art in the lives of people. It proposes to understand art not as a product but as a creative language for the collective and a powerful reflective tool.
This art residency and art exhibition is part of Prescient Pool, a collaborative public-engaging project with monthly events & 3 new ART COMMISSIONS based on the research & archive of local stories published under Transitions by Pavement Pounders.