@ ointment I, Parc Y Pratt Farm, Sir Benfro, Cymru/Wales
performance & installation
reconcile /,ri:k¥n,sail/ v.tr 1 Make friendly again after estrangement. 2 (usu. in refl. or passive; foll. by to) make acquiescent or contentedly submissive to (something disagreeable or unwelcome) (was reconciled to failure). 3 settle (a quarrel etc.). 4 a harmonize; make compatible. b show the the compatibility of by argument or in practice (cannot reconcile your views with the facts) reconcilement the bringing to agreement things at variance
Installation and performance in a grain store at Parc y Pratt. The inspiration came from finding the ground of the space covered with owl pellets: a barn owl was residing in the loft of the next space. I brought together the place and the story of Blodeuwedd from the Mabinogion (ancient Welsh legends). The story of a woman created from flowers as reward for a man, who is later punished by being banished into the night as an owl. I feel she needs to be flowers and owls. I used movement and the action of sewing owl feathers and flowers onto a hanging of black silk gauze.
The installation could only be viewed in three specific ways: through the feeder hole at the bottom, climbing the vertical ladder to the top or by looking at the mirror that over hung the space.
In the barn next door I sat on a stool and sewed rosebuds and owl feathers onto my fingers. There was no barrier between the audience and me in this case.
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"And the room was full of petals from skylight and rafters, and all about them a fragrance, and petals, flowers falling, broom, meadowsweet, falling, flowers of the oak."
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