Jac Campbell's cast concrete, collected building rubble and moss sculpture waits in Whiting Street.
A building is demolished and a land parcel created, wrapped by a boundary fence. A new sign invites us to Register Our Interest and the promise of luxury living seeps through the town. At the same time some thuggish vegetation moves in: ragwort, mares tail and mullein are the forerunners. Humans and other creatures enter by stealth through a tear in the fence each pursuing their own interest amongst the rubble. A precarious existence waiting for the inevitable intrusion of the earth movers.
Jacquie Campbell As someone who is simultaneously baffled and fascinated by the everyday world, my artistic activity allows me to think through the questions that niggle at the back of my mind. I am often absorbed with how we perceive and connect with barely visible and overlooked processes that exist within our surroundings and everyday life. I construct spaces, journeys and sometimes objects that invite ‘noticing’. I am interested in how we can practice ‘deep looking’, beyond the visual, using all our senses. I wonder whether a stronger understanding and better connection with these unexamined processes would lead to different ways of being in the world: a sense of wellness and a new environmental conversation.
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I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.