Field of Wheat

In 2016 Anne- Marie Culhane asked me to collaborate with a final performance and installation for A Field of Wheat.

Using the feathers from a dead swan that had been found in the field, I made a headdress which became a veiled costume for an edge- dwelling creature that had been consigned to live at the margins of our food system.

During the final performance, this mythical trickster tumbled and crawled along the margins of the field.

We also used an old horse box as a place for visitors to write their hopes for the future of the field onto a scroll which I'd decorated with earth paint animals that would have once thrived there.

The farmer buried the scroll in the field at the end of the project.