Sleeping yet Pointing, 2017.
In 1841 Poet John Clare journeyed from the asylum where he resided in Loughton back to his home in North Cambridgeshire, walking over 80 miles in four days. Stopping along the way he would sleep at night with his head facing north, so as to know which direction he should begin walking in the morning. A simple directive and corporeal instruction to be taken as a starting or continuation point.
During a ten day residency musician Matt Harding and artist Esmeralda Valencia Lindström will take turns to work in the space at Five Years. Using the idea of Clare’s sleeping yet pointing body they will be working in isolation but leaving arrangements of materials and sounds behind as instructions for the other.