Episode 8 - Anna Brownsted
The second season of our podcast starts with an original audio work by, and discussion with, Anna Brownsted. Her work Week Nine was originally released by HOME Manchester during the ninth week of England's first lockdown. It is a cinematic landscape, meant to be listened to via headphones in a dark room.
Week Nine is a Fermynwoods Contemporary Art and Cambridge Junction Homemakers commission, part of HOME Manchester’s Homemakers series, where artists create new works in isolation for an audience also isolated by the coronavirus lockdown.
Episode 9 - Marie-Chantal Hamrock
Artist Marie-Chantal Hamrock presents new audio work The Iron, The Pitchfork & The Sow in this latest episode of the Fermynwoods Podcast. Building on her film There is Something in the Ground, There is Something in the Sky from our online Triple Harvest exhibition, Marie combines real and embellished Northamptonshire histories in this tale of ritual.
Episode 10 - Lucie McLaughin
Artist Lucie McLaughlin mines her everyday for sounds in the three-part audio work Clickety-Clack. In this work, we can hear the sound of seagulls, a printer dancing, music leaked through walls, the quiet rabble of voices outside a pub and the purr of a washing machine. In the form of a triptych of sound works, Clickety-Clack comprises field recording and constructed narrative sequences.
Episode 11 - David Blyth
An enhanced discussion between Fermynwoods Director James Steventon and David Blyth. David Blyth is an artist and Course Leader in Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. His work is informed by the craft skills of taxidermy and draws upon narratives of folklore, shamanism and cultural memory.
Episode 12 - Sayed Sattar Hasan
Sayed Sattar Hasan is a British-born artist based in Oslo, Norway. His work explores the parameters of national identity, heritage and belonging and the faultlines between tradition and change. In this new sound work, made during a mandated travel quarantine between his past and current home, he tells the epic tale of his alter ego Hasansen, digging down into the layers of the places and cultures that have made him.