Photo Credit: Megan Broadmeadow
Two day installation where a performance was held to lay turf onto the town square in Llanrwst, North Wales. (Path of the Deer/ Llwybr Y Ceirw Residency).
The work was made to reference and bring peoples attention to the history of the town. The town was burnt to the ground three times in the middle ages during the war of the roses, and the townspeople ended up living in the forest. Grass grew over the town square and deer were found grazing there.
In the performance, at sunset, hooded characters came to the square and rolled each piece of turf out slowly- while simultaneously a voice from the clock tower read out a name of someone from the town.
The performers transformed into deer at the last piece of turf, and fought like stags before returning to the forest. The work was about the lives, deaths and re-growth of the town.
variable 12m x 10m floor area