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Urthworks by Ben Rivers

  • Where:
    Hestercombe Gallery, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG
  • When:
    9 November to 9 February
    11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Every:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Next On:
    January 18th 2020 at 11:00am
  • How much:
    Usual garden admission applies: from £6.25
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Urthworks by Ben Rivers
Urthworks is the culmination of a long term collaboration between Ben Rivers and science fiction writer Mark von Schlegell. At the heart of the show is a trilogy of films that explore our planets geological evolution and the deep history of our cultural traditions.

Urth, in Norse mythology is the goddess of fate, a giantess who personified the past. Earthworks is a novel by Brian Aldiss that imagines a future after devastating ecological breakdown. Ben Rivers makes films that explore ‘other worldliness’ in the actual world around us. Places are severed from the conventions of time past, present or future, where the line between real and imagined becomes uncertain.

Alongside displays of the artists photographs and objects we will bring together materials from Wells & Mendip Museum’s Balch collection in order to further explore our relationship with the rocky outcrops and watery caverns of the locale.

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