Folk Variations was a programme of four new artists’ commissions which explored how histories are both created and disseminated by and through people. Within individual and collective performances, the works told stories, provided behavioural examples and created historical reconstructions as a way of re-imaging our folk history.
OLIVIA PLENDER & PATRICK STAFF
Olivia Plender and Patrick Staff created a video work which utilises the film making process as collective and social activity. Their initial starting point involved bringing a group of participants to live together at a woodland site, as an exercise in communal living, or free school in the forest, involving group discussion and workshops.
LIFE IN THE WOODS
TRAINING THROUGH PRODUCTION