Material Culture Unearthed: Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth

Material Culture Unearthed: Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth is a mobile micro-opera in five parts made in response to an archaeological dig at Malkin Tower Farm, Pendle.

Musicians, vocalists and sound-emitting sculptures offer a creative interpretation of landscape, history and the process of excavation.

In June and July 2018, Nastassja Simensky and Rebecca Lee were invited by In-Situ and Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership to be artists-in-residence for an archaeological dig at Malkin Tower farm.

Drawing on field recordings, archival material and landscape mapping technologies, the work is a creative response to archaeological excavation with themes of material and social stratification and changing land use.

 

Come along and feed into this sharing of an exciting new work in development. The short performance will be followed by a group conversation with the artists, archaeologists and other people involved in the dig.

All events are free entry but places are limited so you will need to reserve seats.

Commissioned by In-Situ with Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership and funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund

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