The Custody Code - Amanda Loomes and Professor Joy Sleeman in conversation1st August 2019
Location: Alice Holt Forest Bucks Horn Oak Farnham GU10 4LS
The Custody Code is a new film installation by artist Amanda Loomes, developed as part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations. This in conversation event will be a one hour talk followed by Q&A's with an opportunity to take a tour into the forest to view the installation. 6 - 8pm at Alice Holt Forest Classroom. The event is free but booking is essential:
Amanda Loomes, MA, Fine Art Painting, The Royal College of Art, 2006 has created a moving image project as part of the Forestry Commission's celebrations of 100 years of forestry
The Custody Code sheds light on the contemporary working forest and our intimate relationship to timber and the unseen labour behind it. The project follows the life cycle of forestry from seed; nursery; planting; harvest and on to the sawmill, creating a story that takes the viewer on a poetic journey through the scale and complexity of timber production, told from the joint of view of people who work in the industry
Professor Joy Sleeman studied History of Art at UCL and has a PhD from the University of Leeds, Department of Fine Art. From an early stage in her career her approach to research and teaching has been informed by working with artists and in a Fine Art context. Sleeman is the senior lecturer and head of taught courses in History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Co-curator of Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 -1979, this exhibition featured work by some of the most important British artists of the last 50 years including Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Richard Long and Anthony McCall.