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Open weekend will be an ‘illusion’

A weekend showcasing a new project will take place at Hospitalfield next month.

A weekend showcasing a new project will take place at Hospitalfield next month.

Hospitalfield has announced a series of contemporary events that are set to take place at the facility at the end of next month.

The ‘Illusion’ exhibition will see artists Laura Aldridge and Caroline Achaintre’s projects show the contemporary approaches to making and the interplay between ideology, craft, representation and materials.

Laura’s sculptural installation in the garden will draw on experimental fabric banner prototypes which she made during her 2013 residency at Hospitalfield, while Caroline’s project will challenge the perceived use of the 1901 studios where residents have worked for over 100 years.

The event takes place from March 28 to 30 and will open up discussion and thinking on the materiality of the site of Hospitalfield House.

In a series of site-specific readings Maria Fusco will also examine physical vulnerability as she shares excerpts from her forthcoming novella which takes place in a decrepit, abandoned palace, once the home of the first Marquês de Pombal, the inventor of the grid system.

In addition to artists’ talks and tours during the weekend, the audience is invited to take part in the alchemy of a Saturday morning pit firing led by Laura Aldridge and ceramicist Fran Marquis.

 

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