Bram Thomas Arnold is an artist who started with walking and kept going, into performance, installation, drawing, academia, broadcasting and writing. Walking has become the foundation of his transdisciplinary practice, a practice that does not restrict itself to traditional notions, boundaries, mediums or modes of practice: it is an ecological form of practice that is simultaneously Conceptual in its methods and Romantic in its outcomes.

For A Transect for Trelowarren he is stepping out onto a line, drawn from this room to the Trelowarren estate who are in the early stages of a wilding program. He will draw, walk and talk the transect into being in collaboration with a transdisciplinary team of researchers from the ESI, comprised of ecologists, geologists, cultural geographers and environmental scientists. The walk and the work will intersect with, and interrogate, transects drawn by the researchers as they measure, count, survey and remotely sense the landscape and its inhabitants. He will seek to uncover what is already there, what could be there and what should be there, creating a composition of narrative gestures and performed texts out of fragmented conversations.

A Transect for Trelowarren seeks to cut through Cornwall, through the scientific method and through institutions (be they country estates or universities), with the aim of contributing to an ongoing conversation around conservation and creativity.

b.t.arnold@exeter.ac.uk

Bram will be in residence in the space from 12th-26th July with a closing event on 26th July 5 – 9pm.