Tail Biting/Sentimental Journey (2010)
Performance for an ending. Dartington College of Arts, Devon.
Context: memory and nostalgia, old media, loops, restructuring and redundancy, friendships and networks disassembling
- 11am-5pm Saturday 19th June 2010, Dartington College of Arts, Devon.
WHAT WAS SAID
“When I heard first that Dartington College was closing it’s doors in summer 2010 it seemed like a long way away, then a few months ago I realized it was very soon and I knew that I needed to mark it’s passing in some way, in my way…”
“Dartington is so much about its location and whilst there we all went native. We were fully able to indulge in it all, the landscape, the Bauhaus architecture, the hot south Devon sun, and the art. This was vital to our work. When I hear the current talk of Dartington relocating, I feel like it will somehow be robbed of its soul.”
“What would remain, if the college were to be forced out, would be merely a pleasant rural environment for conferences and so on, like so many others around the country, but it would no longer have the resonance that it has at present”.