Friday 9 March 2018
Rebecca Chesney is interested in how we perceive land and has made extensive investigations into the impact of human activities on nature and the environment. Her work explores the blurred boundaries between science and folklore and takes the form of installations, interventions, drawings, maps and walks.
Rebecca discussed several artist in residence projects and commissions involving collaborations with scientists and environmental organisations. How to approach and work with specialists working in other disciplines formed a central part of the discussion alongside the role and responsibilities of the artist and the benefits of drawing upon local skills and expertise.
“Thanks for setting up the discussion with Rebecca last week. Enjoyed hearing more about her work and approaches to making work in response to environment and climate issues. Thanks again for the inspiration (and a great lunch!)” Sara Cooper, Artist