Hart of the Wood (Ways of the Plant)

Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Dates
Tuesday 8 August (10:00) - Wednesday 20 December 2023 (17:00)
Contact

Email: lapworth@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Phone: 0121 414 7294

BenWigley print
Carboniferous fossil slide print, Ben Wigley

Hart of the Wood (Ways of the Plant) 

Hart of the Wood (Ways of the Plant) is a bold new multidisciplinary art and film project, led by artist and filmmaker Benjamin Wigley, which celebrates humanity's ingrained relationship with the woods.

Hart of the Wood (Ways of the Plant) is the first part in a Triptych of works. This exhibition at the Lapworth Museum of Geology explores early tree life on planet earth.  Ben spent time responding to the Lapworth's extensive Carboniferous fossil collection; making images on 16mm motion picture film; processing the film by hand in his lab; and bringing the fossil slides directly into the darkroom to make Silver Gelatin, fibre-based, photographic prints.

 This project was supported by Arts Council England, the Lapworth Museum of Geology and ART DOCS

Benjamin Wigley is a UK based Artist & Filmmaker. 

He has a track record of ground-breaking creative multidisciplinary art and film projects that have shown worldwide in landscapes, galleries, museums, cinemas, international film festivals and broadcasters. 

Hart of the Wood, (Ways of the Plant): is the first part in a Triptych of works that builds on several multi-modal collaborative art projects. The second project in the Hart of the Wood series, supported by Arts Council England, was realised in 2022 at National Trust Dudmaston Hall's Comer Woods. This ambitious art and film project, celebrates humanity’s ingrained relationship with the woods.

For more information please see Ben’s website here: ART DOCS

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