2013 Residency Outcomes - Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope

Jun 30th 2014

Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope: Tomorrow, Today, 2014
Sculptural model in cob of the North West Cambridge Development

Tomorrow, Today by Guthrie & Pope is a large-scale (approximately 80m in length), outdoor, sculptural model of the future North West Cambridge development - which places scale replicas of all the planned streets and buildings right next to the archaeological dig on site. The artists experience on an archaeological dig on site in February 2013 during their Residency at North West Cambridge Development working with the University of Cambridge Archaeology department in many ways led to this project.

This 'model village of the future' was hand-built on location using 'cob', a traditional, ecologically-sustainable material made primarily from the earth excavated in situ by the archaeologists. The artists recruited teams of participants who were keen to learn and practice the valuable skill of cob-building to build the model. A large percentage of these participants came from the Cambridge area with some travelling from all over the UK and further afield to be part of this project.

Tomorrow, Today engages with the present nature of the site and the current unique archaeological access to the past as well as encouraging reflection as to the future development and community.

Tomorrow, Today was open to the public to view during three weekends in June 2014, it can still be viewed by appointment, to arrange contact maeve@contemporaryartsociety.org

 

HOW TO FIND IT

North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise,
Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU

 

LINKS

www.somewhere.org.uk/projects/tomorrow_today/
www.flickr.com/photos/nina_pope/sets/7215764448539402

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2014-06-03/model-development-artists-create-work-based-on-new-build/
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Giant-model-made-out-of-mud-future-of-Cambridge-University-development-20140602071500.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-26559272

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CURRENT RESIDENCIES

Archaeology

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

May 2013 to April 2014

PAST RESIDENCIES

ARTISTS

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie met while studying at Edinburgh College of Art and have collaborated as artists since 1995. In 2001 they formed the multi-disciplinary organisation Somewhere that produces ambitious and challenging projects directly engaging with audiences as well as producing films.
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