Tuesday 19th October from 6-8pm at Studio Cennen
Artists Sarah Rhys and Caroline Vitzthum introduce the first in a series of three events taking place at Studio Cennen in October. They will talk about their collaborative research project titled ‘Holobiont’, developed in partnership with The National Botanic Garden of Wales. ‘Holobiont’ explores research and creative response to our interconnectedness with the vegetal world, the complexity of certain plantlife as well as contemporary conservation methods. New works will be shown at The National Botanic Garden of Wales between autumn 2021-2022.
The event will continue with a film-screening and an open discussion.
The event will take place on Tuesday 19th October from 6-8pm at Studio Cennen, Ffairfach, Llandeilo. Spaces are limited to 20,
Sarah Rhys is an interdisciplinary artist based between Bristol where she has a studio at Spike Island and Llandeilo. She works across installation, moving image, object making and artists’ books. She is interested in the reinterpretation of landscape, narratives of plants, the more-than-human world and the alchemy of process. Sarah exhibited a collaborative installation ‘In Free Fall’ at The Centre of Gravity exhibition at Soapworks Bristol in 2020 and currently has work in the touring exhibition ‘Without Borders’ which was shown at Elysium Gallery, Swansea this August. She will be showing ‘Holobiont - Cryptic Landscapes’ at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales between Nov and Jan 2022
Caroline Vitzthum is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, sculpture, textiles, and film. Influenced by mythologising aspects of time, she strives to summon energies from a other-than-human world, thereby challenging a patriarchal and exploitative attitude towards our environment. Current research areas include various botanical studies, the symbolism and philosophy of plants, and ancient farming methods. Caroline is a 2020/21 Graduate Fellow and Associate member at Spike Island in Bristol as well as the current Artist in Residence with Somerset Film.