SALT + EARTH Festival: Chalk, Grass & Land
Josie and Ray Felix Carter return with a workshop based on their performance piece, ‘chalk, grass, land’ created in collaboration with ancient historian Dr Frederika Teverbring.
- 9 Sep 2023
- 1pm - 3pm
- Saturday 9th September, 11am to 1.30pm
- Location: Meet at the Urban Room at 11am, the workshop will begin on Wear Bay Road at 11.30am. Assemble at the Urban Room and walk up to outside workshop space at the top of Wear Bay Road. The walk is approx. 1 mile and includes uneven terrain, stairs and slopes, taking 20 minutes in total.
- Free event, limited capacity (maximum 15). It is recommended that participants to the workshop are aged 16+. Children and young people are welcome to attend with a responsible adult.
Josie and Ray Felix Carter return with a workshop based on their performance piece, ‘chalk, grass, land’, commissioned for last year’s SALT+EARTH Festival.
In collaboration with ancient historian Dr Frederika Tevebring (King’s College London), whose research on the political and aesthetic resonances of reconstructions of the ancient past in the 19th and 20th centuries uncovers a history of present-day orientations towards race and gender, Josie and Ray will hold space for making, talking and experimentation to explore our connections – real and imagined – with the ‘deep past’ of the human species.
Participants are invited to join a gently facilitated discussion-cum-workshop, held outside in view of Folkestone and the rolling chalk cliffs of the Kent Downs. Situating folk-inspired crafts, improvised rituals and contemporary notions of racialized and gendered difference within the expanse of deep historic and geological time, the workshop will explore possibilities for individual and collaborative responses to Frederika’s research and the themes of ‘chalk, grass, land’ — belonging and assimilation, lineage and ethno-national mythmaking, distant past and apocalyptic near-future — using decolonial and transfeminist theory, costume, writing, movement and practical making. Presented by Origins Untold.
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