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Borderlands Project: Call Out for Artists

Gagglebabble Supported by Pentabus are looking for artists with specific connections to, or interest in place along the Welsh/English Border, to walk with Lucy Rivers for their new project, Borderlands.

Lucy is attempting to walk the Welsh/English border over August and September 2020 in search of stories/anecdotes/myths/songs old and new, that relate to the landscape, history and people. Lucy will be walking with a filmmaker, who will capture the landscape, conversations and interactions along the way.

They are keen to identify a small number of professional artists to collaborate with Lucy - you might be an illustrator, poet, musician, performer….

Lucy's provocation to potential collaborators; To walk together (with a filmmaker) and explore the stories, anecdotes and personal significance of places along the way. They could be personal stories you have with the place, or they could be local stories or linked to the landmarks and people. Afterwards, they'd like for you to respond creatively to one of the stories or experience from the walk. The aim is to make a number of short films (or one longer film) which weaves these diverse border stories and your original artistic responses together, to celebrate the border and unearth these hidden stories for a wider audience.

Themes:
Borders (physical and metaphorical), Identity, story behind the place-names, landscape concealing and hiding a story beneath, burials, Journeys, Unsung heroes. Walking. Lockdown.

Tone:
Macabre, humorous, personal, documentary, dynamic contrasts, un-stereotypical, bleak, not fairytale, music-vid. Not folky.

To express an interest in being part of this project, please email amber@pentabus.co.uk. Deadine 14 August 2020.

All walks will comply with social distancing rules and government guidelines.

They particularly welcome expressions of interest from d/Deaf, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists as these voices are currently under-represented on this project.
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Borderlands is a digital project by Gagglebabble, supported by Pentabus and Arts Council Wales.