Show or exhibition
Overall, S. 2021. Loci. Margate, Kent 25 Sep - 10 Oct 2021
Margate Now festival commission, 2021.
‘Loci’ is a site-specific project of walking, words and speculative situations in the Sunken Gardens, Margate. In this re-envisioning of place, strange mutations take root, entangling past and future to erode our present certainties. ’Loci’ is made up of three elements, the first of which are reinterpretation of plant labels. Here they act as markers citing lost, potential and never-to-be plant specimens, constructing a ghost gallery of imagined and fantastical flora. Visitors are invited to take a misguided tour of these botanical placeholders to consider the site’s deep past and speculative future, and to join Overall for a performative journey around the garden for two live walks. The final component is an immersive, ambulatory poem recorded by Overall to re-enchant the Sunken Garden. Created through attentive walks around and intensive dwellings in the site, this piece examines suspended moments of experience to conjure a palimpsest of place.
|Keywords||Speculative writing; Walking; Performance; Eco-grief; Botanical index; Gardens; Site specific writing; Species loss; Monstrous|
|Date||25 Sep 2021|
|10 Oct 2021|
|Exhibition title||Margate Now|
|Web address (URL)||https://margatenow.co.uk/sonia-overall/|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||31 Jan 2023|
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