Sunday 23rd May 2021 to
Thursday 27th May 2021
Artist Anna Falcini will present daily findings from a site-specific residency at one of the few remaining decoy ponds on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent. The post-medieval earthwork remains of this decoy pond were historically used to lure and trap wildfowl on the peninsula. A protected site managed by RSPB, the decoy pond is now an important bio-diverse area for conserving breeding and migrating birds. Building on her recent doctorate research into the atmosphere of the Hoo Peninsula, Falcini will investigate the pond through its air borne sensations and its aura, as well as its history and mythology. The artist will explore these findings through drawing, narrative, film and sound as well as through conversations with curator Georgina Scott. The outcomes of the daily findings will be posted on the Decoy blog.
About the artists
Anna Falcini is an artist, researcher and writer who has long been fascinated with the Hoo Peninsula in North Kent. Intrigued by its unique atmosphere led to Anna’s Ph.D. on the subject and the development of an ‘Archive of Atmosphere’; a collection of found objects from the peninsula that Falcini has identified as possessing atmosphere. As her alter ego, Louisa Cornford, Falcini performs the Archive of Atmosphere re-enacting the journeys of these North Kent marshes.
Georgina Scott is a Curator and Project Manager based in the South East. Georgina is Gallery Curator (Kent) at the University for the Creative Arts as well as Curator at Folkestone Fringe. Georgina has a particular interest in working in the public realm and collaboratively developing works which respond directly to site. She sees the arts as a tool which can bridge all subjects and is, therefore, a constant means of discovery.
Photo: Anna Falcini, The Hoo Peninsula, 2020