Our 2016 season will open with a new development in the ongoing speculative research of the Lizard Exit Plan by Paul Chaney. Imagining a catastrophic event cutting off Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula from the global economy, the artist has compiled a strategic plan for the population’s survival, first shown at Kestle Barton in 2014.
Chaney’s new work will focus specifically on the role of Kestle Barton within his post-apocalyptic narrative and continue to uncover questions of sustainability and the utility of art.
The exhibition will feature limited edition cyanotype blueprints of detailed plans pertaining to Lizard Exit Plan: Kestle Barton Sector and limited edition screenprints that illustrate scenarios from Chaney’s Lizard Exit Plan document, now elaborated for this new body of work. Earlier limited edition material from the Lizard Exit Plan 2014 exhibition will also be available in the gallery during this exhibition, so the complete project can be viewed.
Paul Chaney’s Encampment Supreme pavilion, built last year in our orchard, will accommodate the Critical Camping series. At six separate weekend events throughout the season, Chaney will host a campfire meal with activities and talks concerning topics related to his Lizard Exit Plan project. See our website for dates and more details.