Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Patrick Farmer

(photos taken at the Isle of Grain, recordings of photosynthesising pondweed and popping shells)

Towards the open field - and react of always being surrounded.
Noting forgotten simplicity. A most welcoming landscape is perhaps one that is passed by time and time over, paid no mind. Only a chance event introducing one to its benefits.

The notion of chance, of no-intention, is a salient peculiarity in Farmer's work. Not in how others perceive, but in how he perceives. A wave of open works, perhaps regarded as singular, each set in relation to the other in relation to perceived environment in order to negate relation of disposition. A welcome paradox, neither coherent nor all-encompassing.

28th September - 30th September - And react always of being surrounded, a series of writings documenting myriad ways of environment. The Old Boot Factory. 

29th September 14:00 - 18:00 - Realisation of Antoine Beuger's Calme Entendue (for percussion) with Trevor Simmons. Christ Church Meadows (enter at aldate entrance, turn right towards the river thames. We will be close to the river.)

1st October 20:00 - 22:00 - Performance of this had already a history, a series of prose scores written by Patrick Farmer and performed by Rhodri Davies (harp) and Tim Parkinson (piano) based on the autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by Gertrude Stein. St Columba's united Reformed Church.

2nd October 19:00 - 22:00 - Solo improvised performance for turntable and snare drum. Art Jericho. Lee Riley, Alex Allmont, Ian Castles, and Mike Blow will also be performing. 

(excerpt from a series of writings documenting myriad ways of environment)

Ideas Attached To Objects