Vulpes Vulpes will investigate the history of land usage and ownership within and around the University of Bath site, through walks, night time mapping and urban exploration. During the residency the group will look at local folklore and geology, changing land use and migration of people, identifying objects and stories to use as starting points.
They will connect with local community groups in Twerton and Southdown, as well as working with academics in the University departments to develop a series of social gatherings and public events, as part of an interdisciplinary and socially engaged project.
Vulpes Vulpes’ work is concerned with social histories, the built environment, notions of community, education and social structures. Collectivism and shared decision making underpin their research process and collaborative working methods. They are interested in non-hierarchical learning and explore ways of creating balanced relationships between artists and participants throughout their projects.
A gallery display showcasing findings from the residency will be available to view on Saturday 6 May.
You can also join Vulpes Vulpes for a performative walk along a section of the University of boundary lines on Fri 5 May at 5.30pm.
Images: Rave Excavation, Parlour Residency at Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2014); Quilt Sculpture Workshop, Parlour Residency at Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2014); Time and Space Residency, Metal Culture, Southend (2016), Canvey Island; Time and Space Residency, Metal Culture, Southend (2016); The Blue Project, London (2015). All photographs by Vulpes Vulpes
During the residency the artist collective will deepen their knowledge of the topography and psychogeography of the land that makes up the campus and Bath Skyline