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Talks & Seminars

The Resilience Reading Circle with Caroline Vitzhum

The Resilience Read­ing Cir­cle is a space to nur­ture cre­ative strate­gies for rad­i­cal resilience in the face of cli­mate emergency.

The Resilience Reading Circle is excited to move back offline and host its first in-person session of 2021, outside in Leigh Woods. The August session will be hosted by Caroline Vitzhum, an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, sculpture, textiles and sound. Caroline will share a text for the group to read out loud together, which informs and explores the themes of her current projects, From Soil to Weave and Holobiont.

From Soil to Weave comprises of the cultivation of flax and explores its symbolism and use as a source for linen fibres. Investigating the various stages of production, from preparation of the ground to the harvest in autumn, the project will incorporate ancient methods and tools to process flax fibres to linen threads, which in turn will be used to create a new series of textile works.

Holobiont is a collaborative project with Sarah Rhys and in partnership with The National Botanic Garden of Wales, focusing on scientific research and creative response to ecologies, exploring links between Wales and Austria.

Both projects are concerned with our modern relationship to agriculture and the conservation and construction of nature. How can these be reimagined for resilience in the face of climate emergency?