Haris Kittos

The HopBarn artist residency (2021)

 

 

‘…and a shadow echoed in the mist…’

 

triptych. total max. 250 cm length x 300 cm height, acrylic wool yarns (blue) on ash trees

 

‘…daylight flooding the veins…’

 

max. 250 cm length x 250 cm height, acrylic wool yarns (red) on ash trees

 

 

Two outdoor installations created during a two-week Artist Residency at The HopBarn, Southwell, as part of the Living Landscape trail exhibition, 28 August - 28 November 2021.

 

https://www.thehopbarn.org.uk/livinglandscape

 

 

Delicate net-screens, formed by horizontal threads, connecting tress. They look like tender, fragile horizontal threads of sky, water, or even stretched blood veins - each a carrier of memories, experiences, history, energy, life: they are meditative interventions on a natural setting, creating dialogue between non-self-conscious, long-lived natural entities (trees) and a self-conscious, short-lived human entity (artist).

 

How to experience them? by looking at them from different angles, touching them, lying down or sitting in front of them - simply observing them, influencing our perception of the surrounding landscape, feeling more present and connected with the natural environment.

 

click image below for a short film about the project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

project photo album (click on each image to enlarge)

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