Grizedale Arts

Golden - Live in your Forest

01/06/2002 until 09/06/2002

A response to the Queen’s Jubilee, the programme was a collaboration with the nearby village of Satterthwaite and included a village lunch and many artist and local collaborations including a community cake, a musical accompaniment and a parade.

The most complex and interesting project with the village was the burning of the Grizedale Forest billboard, complete with its confrontational text and image by Roddy Thomson and Colin Lowe. The event opened up a frank discussion over the perceptions of wilderness, the impact of tourism and many other local sore points. The confrontational nature of this project proved to be a significant way forward, taking community relations into a rather more real arena.

The wind-powered broadcast, following on from the web cast of the Festival of Lying, indicated an ongoing belief that the programme could be more effectively disseminated by new technologies.

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