Laura Harrington’s new peatlands film
‘The Liveliest of Elements, an Ordinary Extraordinary Material’ exhibition by Laura Harrington at the Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland – open until the 1st of November
Laura Harrington is interested in the natural world and how humans understand and interact with it. Her most recent project ‘The Liveliest of Elements’ commissioned by Invisible Dust has just been shown at the Norman Chapel in Durham and is now being exhibited at the Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland until the 1st of November.
The North East newspaper Chronicle Journal featured Laura’s installation at the Durham Chapel, introducing her project which has evolved from her interdisciplinary research with Geomorphologist Jeff Warburton into an exploration of the peatlands dynamic eco system through moving image, words and sound.
As part of a multi-faceted art project, Laura partially buried some old film in the Moss Flats peat, showing how peat in an oxygen-starved depth can strangely preserve and hold intact what’s buried.
Watch the installation/film and be immersed in the sounds of the North Pennines.
Screenings will be shown daily at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm at the Walker Fan Drift, Woodhorn Museum until the 1st of November.
For the closing event, a panel talk will be chaired by Alice Sharp (Invisible Dust) on Saturday, the 31st of October at 2pm, in conversation with Laura Harrington, Jeff Warburton (Durham University) and archaeologist Rob Young.
‘The Liveliest of Elements’ is part of Invisible Dust in Museums, funded by the Arts Council England.