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Cornwall Open Studios                           

Vogue Beloth Chapel, Illogan   27th May 2006    


In the symbol-laden environment of a disused Methodist chapel outside Redruth, MA students at Falmouth installed a large number of art-works for the duration of the open-studios event. Memory, community and religion in particular were explored.

Petri dishes growing bacteria were taped to the pulpit, and a druidic cape covered in picked flowers and herbs hung in the vestry. Biscuits made in the shape of letters were used to spell words, and a table cloth was printed with an artist's memories. Across the main space slips of paper pinned on a wire described 'actions' the viewer could take next time they went to the beach.  This witty work playfully suggested new ways of experiencing an otherwise over- familiar environment.