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Zn 2+ Jamie House Artist in Residence

Saturday, November 5


We are delighted to share with you an artist residency,work in progress exhibition of works and talk by Jamie House showing large scale soil chromographs, immersive sound installation and living images.

Developing ideas around the layers of waste and the Anthropocene within the Connon bridge landfill site. Showing the surrounding affected ecosystems exploring ideas of living with waste and plant adaptation. Giving space to the non-human entities, the micro and macrobiotic creatures living and sensing shared with toxicity that are not visible.  

The work-in-progress exhibition tests sound installations to immerse the viewer in a sensing world of difference. A symbiotic microscopic world transforming the exhibition space into a dark underground world, subterranean sounds and live visuals. Using powerful pocket microscopes, contact microphones (to hear subterranean vibrations, creatures’, and processes) and soil chromatography (embedding the soil directly on paper) .

 The multi-sensory outcomes engage all the senses; olfactory, haptic, and auditory. Creating a space which its own logic and agency, an environment showing elements of the three-dimensional space of soil underground.

Sprites Arts space Residency and Exhibition

15-19 Old Town Street (old Nandos building)

On view 3–10 November

Hours 10-3pm daily

Soil Stories Public talk (IRL)

67 New George St, Plymouth PL1 1RJ (old Waterstones building)

05 Nov – 12-1pm

Book here.

This exciting talk will explore the art and science of subterranean worlds. Jamie will illustrate his talk with the devices he uses:  pocket microscopes allowing a fascinating view into a world beyond human vision into a microcosm of wonder, contact microphones (to hear underground creatures) and soil chromatography (a visual form to show the health of the soil). Come along and engage your senses.

The Meanwhile Use project is part of the delivery programme for the Interreg-funded C-Care Project and Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone programme.

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