Layan Harman
Glimmering Thicket

Glimmering Thicket at the Steamship Project Space, London, February 2020

This is the film documentation for a collaborative exhibition I took part in, as part of newly-formed artist collective the Guild of Cloth and Sod, at the Steamship Project Space, London, in February 2020. We sought to create a mythologised domestic space, in which we could invite the audience to become part of the project in various ways such as participatory performance, partaking in bread and honey wine, offering iron nails at a shrine and receiving gifts of small clay cups. This film attempts, rather than to precisely document the exhibited works themselves, to capture the fleeting atmosphere ‘of departure, of plenty, of creative remembrance’ shared by the collaborators and those invited to break bread with us.