Storyweir: A New Arts project invites local people to share their experiences of living near Hive Beach.
This spring and summer a group of artists (called Proboscis) are talking with scientists and local people on Hive Beach to capture stories experiences, myths, tales of working lives, fossil hunting and folklore to explore how the human story of the Jurassic Coast and the physical geography influence each other. During the summer Proboscis will bring the stories and science in a temporary artwork at Hive beach.
Gary, Alice and Stefan (from Proboscis ) will be around on Hive Beach at various points over the next few months and extend a warm invitation to villagers from Burton Bradstock to come and meet us for a chat.Video clip of Storyweir Performance at Hive Beach
Alice Angus said: “We're very excited to be commissioned for this project and have already met with a warm welcome from people in Burton Bradstock. The coast at Hive Beach is a very inspiring mix of physical and social history, folklore, stories.
If you would like more information or would like to be involved please contact Alice on alice(at)proboscis.org.uk or 07710679909
The project is a partnership with Bridport Arts Centre, PVA Media Lab, the National Trust and Hive Beach Cafe. It is part of Ex Lab, a visual arts project responding to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in 2012. Funded by Arts Council England and West Dorset District Council. Part of the Maritime Mix Cultural Olympiad by the Sea. www.exlab.org.uk