2009, Marl Hole

Marl Hole, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

4 international artists were invited to create a series of site-specific works at Ibstock Brick Ltd`s Gorsty Quarry: Neil Brownsword, Great Britain (organiser); Alexandra Engelfriet, the Netherlands; Pekka Paikkari, Finland; and Torbjørn Kvasbø, Norway.

Filmmaker Johnny Magee, Great Britain.

Marl Hole is an encroachment hard to imagine. Notions of the familiar were pulverised and references to its scale difficult to comprehend. Initial frustrations were physically made manifest: form and psychology merged. Emotional discharges became an embodiment of feelings, and the works became actual experiences in themselves.

Residency 24-28 August 2009.

Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Great Britain.

British Ceramics Biennial   Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain.

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Photo: Johnny Magee