Originally conceived for the 2010 Whitstable Biennial, Adam Chodzko’s reworking ofGhost is the Tamar Project's first major commission. This work explores themes of death and entropy, exemplified by the silting of the river’s upper tidal reaches, forgotten quaysides, and the changing role of the Royal Naval Dockyard.
During the summer of 2012, Adam explored the tidal reaches of the River Tamar. Taking participants, in Ghost, from four riverside communities; Saltash, Devonport, Calstock, and Bere Alston. People were invited to take a personalized trip, directing their journey with him, whilst recording their individual responses to the life of the River.
For this exhibition, the Tamar Project brings together a presentation about the issues that are facing rivers, and the role that contemporary art can have in changing people's attitudes towards them. Can art provoke and trigger a sense of urgency about the world?
The programme for the Exhibition will include an evening discussion with Adam Chodzko; Tim Eastop, Art Programmer for the Canal and River Trust; Caught by the River; Godfrey Worsdale, Director of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; Professor Tracey Warr, Oxford Brookes University, chaired by Paula Orrell, Curator of the Tamar Art Programme.
Evening Discussion: 10th January, 6.30 - 8.30pm (booking is advised)
Gallery Talks: 9th &11th January 1:00pm – 2:30pm
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