Field Trips, Talks, Events

Friday 21 May

Field Trip 1: Assembly Walk and Talk

The landscape around St Just will be the setting for a field trip hosted by Assembly, an artist residency space in St Just.

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Field Trip 2: Boat Party

Lucy Gunning and Tacita Dean are venturing back to Falmouth, where they were both art students some 25 years ago (Lucy Gunning 1984-85, Tacita Dean 1987-88).

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Field Trip 3: Hydroplutonic Kernow

Described in the eighteenth century as the ‘richest square mile in the old world’, the Gwennap Mining District will be the setting for a field trip led by the Falmouth-based arts organisation Urbanomic, ‘a journey into an historical process that assembled the powers of geology, mechanics, hydraulics, mineralogy and metallurgy, salvation and combustion, steam and capital into a mighty, infernal machine that traumatised the Cornish landscape and kick-started the industrial revolution.’

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Field Trip 4: Studios and Stones: new perspectives, new stories

Taking the St Ives artists’ colony as a starting point, this journey will create a series of dialogues across time with the places, spaces,  stories and mythologies associated with artists in the far west of Cornwall.

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Field Trip 5: TelePort – A Tour of the Lizard’s Landscape of Telecommunication

Steven Rowell devised this field trip with Daro Montag, to explore the many telecommunications sites on the Lizard peninsula. The tour started at the Marconi Museum in Poldhu and with a visit to the monument that commemorates the Marconi Company’s first trans-oceanic wireless communication between Cornwall and Newfoundland in Canada. Other points visited on the trip included the Lloyds Signal Station and Marconi Wireless Station on Lizard Point and the Goonhilly Satellite Station on Goonhilly Downs. The group stopped for lunch in Britain’s most southerly café, above the old Lizard lifeboat station at Polpeor cove.

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Field Trip 6: Tristan and Iseult in Cornwall

Jeremy Millar first became fascinated by the story of Tristan and Iseult in 1998 while writing about a film by Tacita Dean that made explicit reference to Tristan’s ‘voyage de guérison’, or healing journey.

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Evening at Tate

Evening, Friday 21 May

Private view of Lily van der Stokker exhibition and supper hosted by Tate St Ives.

Convention Bar at The Townhouse

7-12pm, Friday 21 May

Falmouth Convention bar open at The Falmouth Townhouse, Grove Place.

Late evening at The Poly

Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews Kader Attia

10.30pm – 12 midnight, Friday 21st May

The Poly, Church Street, Falmouth

Since 1993 the celebrated curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has conducted literally hundreds of interviews – with artists, filmmakers, historians, musicians, philosophers and writers.  

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