The dogs in south London are running. One of the big ones slows down as it passes me and I step back as its nose swerves into my crotch, waving my arms as though that would make any difference. If it were really hungry it would just eat me but I get a face full of hot meaty air and it’s a lucky day.
At dusk we walked into the forest with reflective materials and torches, plotting the night sky through the trees.
At the end of May 2018 I delivered a workshop at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
‘Parts Unknown’ attempted to bring the stars down into Fermyn Woods County Park in Northamptonshire, allowing participants to discover the mysterious and infinite through shadow and illumination.
At dusk we walked into the forest with reflective materials and torches, plotting the night sky through the trees. I asked the artist Luke Harby to document the constellations that we made in the forest at night.
In October 2019 Luke and I travelled again to the forest in order to revisit and build on the previous year’s work. These are the results.
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I lie in my bed, body warm and relaxed, waiting. When I open my eyes the glow-in-the-dark stars on my ceiling give me a little thrill. Outside low-lying cloud and light pollution hides the universe from me but inside this room I am watched over by Cassiopeia and Orion, the Plough and the Pole star and this makes me feel safe.