Summer Ritual IV

Summer Ritual IV

2016

Summertime Soils


Norfolk, Bretagne, Cinque terre, Dalmatia

NORFOLK/Bretagne/ 5 terre/ Dolmatia

4 : The euro vision inspired the mega mix. After travelling between four EU countries, France, England, Italy and Croatia, I had a glimmer of sunshine and enough material to write an 8-minute mega-mix representing the soil of each country. Using a mixing technique, I swapped styles and languages to achieve a crossover effect. An Italian disco section was sung in English and was performed by my little sister, a folk song from Norfolk (English region) was sung in French, a French sea song in Croatian and a Croatian rock/pop song in Italian. I made CDs that I gave to drivers who were working for a summer art fair driving gallery owners, critics and journalists. There is also a Youtube video with a montage of footage of the seaside places I visited. In Norfolk, I filmed crabs running and protecting themselves on a stretch of sand trying to reach the water and not get picked up by a seagull. There were also brightly coloured maps of the soil types in the different areas.. LEAM was also the character of sunburnt tourists singing along. And we also see the earth artist/walker Richard Long wearing his bandanner and tapping mud on a wall in rhythm with a pan flute chorus.


Ritual d'été/Summer Ritual


Every year for the past 6 years, in August, I carry out a series of actions that
confront the human position to live daily life continuously
as a tourist. There is an auto-biographical base that retraces my
feeling of being perpetually caught between two identities and generally
the complications of having emigrated from the UK. These actions are
often aware of the specific geographies of my environment. The
The first three actions were specific to the South of France.
Summer Ritual of the actions of the last five editions, which included, between
other, the demand for sunglasses in bars and restaurants in the south of the country.
France with a French phrase book. Getting lost under the scorching heat
and make engravings of the landscape to make sunglasses. Take
photos of the British flag carried as an accessory. A song about
soils in different countries and of course the tanning tattoos of French words made in Whitley Bay for ArtHouses 2018.



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Rituel d’été/Ritual Summer Ritual


Chaque année depuis 6 ans, au mois d’août, j’effectue une série d’actions qui

confrontent la position humaine à vivre continuellement la vie quotidienne

comme touriste. Il y a une base auto-biographique qui retrace mon

sentiment d’être perpétuellement pris entre deux identités et généralement

les complications d’avoir émigré depuis le Royaume-Uni. Ces actions sont

souvent conscientes des géographies spécifiques de mon environnement. Les

trois premières actions étaient spécifiques au sud de la France.

Rituel d’été des actions des cinq dernières éditions, qui comprenaient, entre

autres, la demande de lunettes de soleil dans les bars et restaurants du sud de

la France avec un livre de phrases en français. Se perdre sous la chaleur torride

et faire des gravures du paysage pour en faire des lunettes de soleil. Prendre

des photos du drapeau Britannique porté comme accessoire. Une chanson sur

les sols dans différents pays et bien sûr les tatouages de bronzage de l’année

dernière de mots français faits à Whitley Bay pour ArtHouses 2018.


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