Artist: Fourthland

A close up of the exhibit, two rustic bowls on black stands and a large hanging decorated with small bundles of straw.

Fourthland, New Land and Land Carriers.
Detail of a photo by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd.

Book now for the online premier of ‘The Land we Seek the Land we Dream’.

Fourthland work in public spaces to interrupt the flow and invite passers-by to engage with rituals of making.

‘New Land’ is made up of hundreds of straw bundles; rolled by hand, tied and stitched, one by one onto hessian. They form a series of interlinking shapes which symbolise the connection between people and the land. Passers-by from all over the world joined the process, stories were exchanged as they made. Common stories of home reflected a shared human history and sense of belonging. Craft skills became a way of coming together across human cultures. This collective making enables Fourthland to create a community around the work; each part encompassing stories collected during the act of making.

The new land we seek the new land we dream

Fourthland have been commissioned to create a new film, ‘The new land we seek the new land we dream’, which will premiere online on 13th July 2022.

The event will invite you to experience moving image as meditation, followed by a conversation with the artists.

Fourthland’s new film is a deep remembrance of, ‘the first story´, performed through various acts in the landscape and a conversation between a group of cross-cultural and intergenerational hands, with a rhythm of voices that form like a wave between realms.

This piece is an invitation to step into the uncertainty of our times, with an anchor of geologic history which we can access when we come into intimate contact with our body’s memory, and the vital essence of ourselves as part of nature.

A cose up of the hanging showing straw bundlesroughly stitched to a hessian fabric.
A close up of the exhibit, two rustic bowls on black stands and a large hanging decorated with small bundles of straw.

Images: Close up of ‘New Land’ and ‘Land Carriers’ by Fourthland. Photo: Dewi Tannatt Lloyd.



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Artist: Fourthland

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A close up of the exhibit, two rustic bowls on black stands and a large hanging decorated with small bundles of straw.

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A leaf has been decorated with embroidery stitches.

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