Weekend Four: 'When will our fields be seen, our church bells heard?' Lynn Dennison and Gen Doy at Grasby.
Our final Altered Project piece was shown at All Saint's church in Grasby, a collaboration between Lynn Dennison and Gen Doy. The installation consisted of three pieces based on three poems of Charles Tennyson Turner. Audience members were invited to experience each piece accompanied by a sound recording to fully immerse the audience into the environment inspired by the poems. The works changed the space and atmosphere within the church; giving an impression of other, somewhere else within the church that was unobtainable but with the ability to experience it. The work was accompanied by several poems and drawings produced by the children of Grasby All Saint's Primary school. The poems were created during their poetry workshop with Ash Dickinson in response to the church and the installations.
Weekend Four: 'Pieta' Emilie Voirin at Burgh le Marsh
At St. Peter and St. Paul's in Burgh le Marsh, Voirin's performance piece Pietà was shown over the weekend and bank holiday. The films show four different performers entering the position of the Virgin Mary after being measured with the Angle tools. The experimental sequences looked at the proportions of the statue; Mary scaled up and Jesus scaled down. The film looks at the accuracy of the scene, the possibilities of holding this positions and the realism of their emotional effects.
Weekend Three: 'NoThing' Katy Armes at Swineshead
St. Mary's in Swineshead opened at the weekend to exhibit Katy Armes 'NoThing' a site specific response to the church. The work was a part performance and part installation piece which used elements of the environment to bring about artifacts from interaction. This work followed the subtle intervention of cleaning areas of the church, drawing attention to what had been removed but also what was left.
Weekend two: 'Entering A New World' at Heckington, 'Filharmonic' At Burton Pedwardine and 'Shadow Play' at Greetwell.
In our second weekend of Altered we showcased work at three different, beautiful, churches. In Heckington we had Pat Van Boeckel's work 'Entering a New World'. At Burton Pedwardine was Dan Fox and his 'Sound Walk' and 'Filharmonic' piece. Lastly in Greetwell William Lindley and his collection 'Shadow Play' were exhibited. We also had an organ improvisation by John Lyon at Heckington which played to the projections of Pat Van Boeckel's work.
Weekend One: 'Ophelia's Ghost' Davy and Kristin McGuire at Aslackby.
Ophelia's Ghost celebrated the opening of the Altered Festival 2015, featured at St. James's church in Aslackby, 1st May. Alongside the viewing of the piece the McGuire's took part in an artists talk to shed light on their practice, history and what the future holds for their collaborations. Below are photos from the event and also drawings the children of Aslackby and surrounding areas were inspired to draw of Ophelia.
Martin Smith 'Peg Birds' Workshop at Gedney
As part of Altered Artist Martin Smith produced a workshop for the local primary school in Gedney to create Peg Birds. The project closely followed Smith's method of work, focusing on development of movement and working with metal frames to create a kinetic creation.
Weekend One: 'Machines in the trees' Martin Smith at Gedney.
Below are images collected from Martin Smiths installation in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Gedney showcased from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th of May.
Ash Dickinson's Poetry Workshop At Grasby.
Images below are from the workshop Ash Dickinson undertook at Grasby School at the end of April. The students really got involved, managing to develop some full completed poems with the guidance of Ash.
The slideshow below shows a number of images from the installations and workshops at St Andrew's Church, Heckington; South Somercotes Church; St Andrew's Church, Leasingham; St James' Church, Dry Doddington; St John the Baptist's Church, Colsterworth. Please use the controls at the top of the slideshow and the thumbnails for navigation.