Having been at Braybrooks Dairy for over three years now, the idea of using the space and location in Ballingdon as a project space where creative people can come, have conversations, eat, drink and hopefully inspire some new work, seems important. So finally, after the Covid setbacks test residencies began in May 2023.
Ruth, the first artist in residence, is a painter, performer, curator and Jungian analyst. She has a specialist interest both clinically and creatively in the dissociability of the psyche, and the potential for healing contained within its complementary trait, the associative tendency. Her live art has explored psychic connectivity between people both living and ancestral, telepathic connection with cultural artefacts, and related to sea creatures and the sea as conduits for the collective unconscious.
She says 'Recently I’ve been making paintings using stills of landscapes and figures from two early vampire films, one set between the world wars, and one in 1934. I like the synergy between them, the relationship across time. And the theme of a shadowy underworld, and crossing between two worlds, is also significant for me: how do we understand ourselves unless we incorporate awareness of what lies beneath what we think we know?'
Ruth is in residence over three weekends in May, and will give a talk about the work on Sunday 29th May 4-6 pm, so put the date in your calendar and keep an eye on this blog and our social media feeds for regular updates.
Ruth Philo and Stuart Bowditch at PASTURE.
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