Combine by Amanda Loomes LG in Fermynwoods Contemporary Art’s online exhibition and will be featured 27-28 September.
Triple Harvest is a collection of new online video work as part of In Steps of Sundew, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art’s two-year programme of artistic interventions in public spaces across Northamptonshire. The programme explores the push and pull between nature and human presence and the effect that extracting resources from the landscape has upon those living within it.
Combine, by Amanda Loomes, juxtaposes extracts from Double Harvest, The Great Jib and Iron Ore in Britain, with her own previously unseen footage filmed at the Ketton Cement Works in 2017. The resulting film, Combine [18:43], shines a light on unseen labour to challenge complacency and question where motivation and value can be found.
About Triple Harvest
Artists Amanda Loomes LG, Ikran Abdille, Martha Cattell, Amy Cutler, Marie Chantal Hamrock, Sapphire Goss and Vaughan Pilikian were invited to remix four Corby heritage films to create new narratives through the extraction of archival film material. These films included Peter Paul’s 1960’s documentary film Double Harvest, which told the story of the Steelworks’ impact on Corby, where the land was harvested for iron ore, returning to farmland for future crop yields. In 2016, Corby’s population was projected to increase faster than any other borough outside of London, with much of the land now being developed for homes welcoming new migrations of people to the town.
Supported by Corby Borough Council Archives and funded by Arts Council England.
Striping the Overburden a review of the exhibition by Jon Blackwood