Heritage Open Day: Fringes of Time Exhibition - Ashley
An exhibition of ceramics and poetry
Æsc is an exhibition which examines time through a dialogue between a ceramicist and poet. A poem and a vessel can capture a fleeting moment - timeless yet of the now. In the exhibition, porcelain vessels and poems sit quietly in an ancient chapel, the delicate fragility of the ceramics contrasting with the roughly dressed interior of stone and plaster.
The ceramicist creates the vessel to embody the words or phrase of a poem and the poet responds to a vessel thrown by the ceramicist. Poems and vessels often have much in common - they both can hold things, be containers for thoughts and feelings and have a rhythm and a movement - both require the use of fingers in their making.
Æsc is an exhibition by Held Projects - Suna Imre and Hugh Greasley - running between the 7th and 10th of September 2017 at St Mary’s church in Ashley SO20 6RJ.
Schedule of events for the exhibition:
6-8pm Thursday 7th September
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturday 9th September
Hugh Greasley - Poet and visual artist
'Writing Poetry from Art and the Landscape'. A workshop to develop poetry in response to the artworks, the church and the rolling chalk landscape around Ashley.
Sunday 10th September
Dr Simon Roffey - University of Winchester
Medieval Religion, Ritual and the Senses- an exploration of how religious ideas were communicated and experienced through the human senses. The lecture will investigate how the hearing of the litany, the seeing of a symbolic and mythical world and the sensory movement through ritual practice and gesture contributed to a rich and vibrant religious life of the medieval churchgoer.
3- 3.30 pm
Professor Christopher Mulvey - University of Winchester
The Journey of a Language - This presentation by Christopher Mulvery , co-author of 'A History of the English Language in 100 Places' will explore the language the builders of Ashley church would have used in the twelfth century and how it gradually evolved into the language that we use today - and of course the language of the poetry used in this exhibition.