Without soil there would be no life. Healthy soils are not only essential for the production of our food, timber and fibres but are a vital part of our global eco-system, filtering our water and acting as a carbon sink to reduce the impact of climate change. That’s why the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) commissioned 13 artists to explore it for the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015.
A new installation at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) by artist Rod Dickson combines live data from www.legislation.gov.uk with a Victorian police truncheon from RAMM’s collection.
Deep Roots presents a series of works by six of the most established international artists who have engaged with soils over many years.
Hélène Cixous first coined the term ‘écriture féminine’ in her essay, “The Laugh of the Medusa” (1975), where she asserts “woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies”.
‘Lost Alice’, the new collection from surrealist artist Peter Smith celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, will launch at Castle Fine Art, Exeter today.
Dan Lane, a.k.a. Mechanica, an assemblage artist who uses pieces of machinery to create spectacular sculptures, will be showcasing his works at an Exeter gallery next month.