Walking Home: A Psychogeographic Study of Streatham

 

June 2019

Exhibited at Crypt Gallery, Euston.

Suzy Dunford-Gent’s practice examines the ways in which architecture and textiles represent, reflect and record the human relationship to containment, nature and history. The ‘Walking Home’ project started with a walk. Inspired partially by the Situationist idea of Psychogeography and equipped with an innate human shelter-making instinct, the aim of the walk was to simply to connect with the materiality of the immediate environment surrounding the artist’s temporary home, following residential displacement in early 2019. Drawing on existing knowledge of plants and craft processes, followed by a period of research in Lambeth’s public libraries, the project explores ideas of common land and knowledge sharing.

Walking Home, 2019
Walking Home, 2019

Installation view. Recycled wooden library shelves, 100% cotton dust sheet, British Romney wool, Mulberry silk, bramble leaves and branches, natural dyes: bramble, iron.

Walking Home, 2019
Walking Home, 2019

Detail Recycled wooden library shelves, 100% cotton dust sheet, bramble, dog rose.

Walking Home, 2019
Walking Home, 2019

Detail. Recycled wooden library shelves, 100% cotton dust sheet, British Romney wool, Mulberry silk, bramble leaves and branches, natural dyes: bramble, iron.

Walking Home, 2019
Walking Home, 2019

Installation view. Recycled wooden library shelves, 100% cotton dust sheet, British Romney wool, Mulberry silk, bramble leaves and branches, natural dyes: bramble, iron.

 

Exhibition Pamphlet