Residency at Metal, Peterborough
Chauffeur's Cottage, St Peter's Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX, UK
For the residency, she will research the history of draining the Fens and explore the East of England’s marshy and mysterious landscape and its rich wildlife. With a particular interest in the interaction between historic and natural environments, the artist will focus on how technologies enable movement of people, goods/food and information, as well as exploitation of natural resources and labour; how anthropogenic activities have altered and fundamentally transformed the land and ecologies, even our planet.
Yu-Chen will work collaboratively with local specialists and communities, including historians, archaeologists, engineers, ecologists, farmers and cultural practitioners. The interactions will help to develop her new work and generate new dialogues for rethinking our relationship with the ever-changing landscape and re-imagining new routes into the future. For more information please see LAND residency and research blog.
Supported by the Arts Council England. With special thanks to Ruth Campbell and Mark Richards from Metal Peterborough; Conservation Officer Peter Beckenham from Middle Level Commissioners; Dorothy Halfhide from Thorney Heritage Museum; Paul Sharman from North Level District Internal Drainage Board; Lynne Collins from Natural England.
March - September 2022
September 2022 further details to be announced