Holobiont: Reading & Discussion Group with Sarah Rhys & Caroline Vitzthum

Holobiont: Reading & Discussion Group with Sarah Rhys & Caroline Vitzthum

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Wednesday 20th October from 6-8pm at Studio

Join artists Sarah Rhys and Caroline Vitzthum for a reading and discussion group at Studio Cennen in October. The event is the second of a series of three events taking place between Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st October and invites people to engage with themes informing their collaborative 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 take place on Wednesday 20th October from 6-8pm at Studio Cennen, Ffairfach, Llandeilo. The duo will give an insight into their collaborative project as well as their individual practices and share a selection of texts, which will be sent out by email in advance. No prior knowledge required, all welcome. Spaces are limited to 10.

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 Garden of Wales from Nov 2021 to Jan 2022

www.rhysstudio.org  @sarah.rhys

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 an 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.

www.carolinevitzthum.com  @vitzthum_caroline