To explore themes connected to the art exhibition Hollow by Jenny Hall. Hosted by Paul Newland of The Centre for Cultures of Place
Free event open to the public - 13 April 7pm
We are constantly displacing material. Small children construct dens, play with Lego and enjoy games like Minecraft and even smaller ones are content with digging holes in sand or clay. Our desire to displace material and to re‐configure it is a defining act of creativity. Mines may have faded in our minds as we no longer reach for the coal scuttle or travel by steam train but we are building a world on the surface of the same size as the subterranean one that we continue to excavate. Hollow explores this construction of culture.
“What are the consequences when human beings dwell in an environment that is predominantly built rather than given?”
— Rosalind Williams, Notes on the Underground
Hollow features in the Wales Festival of Architecture 2016
More details about this touring exhibition at the Hollow website. Jenny is the director of architectural design practice Craftedspace.
The Centre for Cultures of Place is a forum for interdisciplinary research within the Aberystwyth University, exploring the cultural meanings of place.