A Fleeting Field Station near Cliffe

Sunday 23rd May 2021

A Fleeting Field Station near Cliffe

A Fleeting Field Station: A walk through an encounter between ecologies and landscapes of production.

The Curtis + Harvey disused explosive factory stands redundant amongst salt marsh grazing sheep, near Cliffe, on the Hoo Peninsula. ARCA will set up a temporary field station for visitors, which will collect flora and fauna samples sensitively, explore soil samples and collect visionary ideas for the future of the site be it human or non-human in this riverine site.

Visitors will be invited to walk together around the perimeter of the site with readings collected from Oral History interviews, and ecological poetry as well as add their thoughts of the landscape.

Event will be a one day activity.

About the artist
Corinna Dean established ARCA, the Archive for Rural Contemporary Architecture, which explores rural topologies and their relationship to their contextual landscape.

ARCA organises collaborative workshops which have been run at the South London Gallery and Kochi Muziri Biennale, exploring sites and materials through their constitutive elements to contribute to a resilient ecology of place. She is a member of the Expanded Territories Research Group at the University of Westminster. Corinna was an artist in residence at the Sheerness Dockyard Church Trust in the blue container where she explored the landscape of clay, and fragile erosion of the coast as well as residents' relations to the coast.


When

Sunday 23rd May 2021
12:00 - 16:00

Where

Perimiter of Curtis + Harvey Explosive site, Mead Wall, Cliffe

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Travel

The site can be accessed by train to Rochester/Chatham then by bus or bicycle

Access

Parking

Website

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