Procession to Maumbury Rings: 15 September, 2pm
Installation: 17 - 21 September, daylight hours
Live event: 22 September, 7.30pm
Wayfaring is a journey of exploration, inspired by the present landscape and ancient routes of the Icknield Way.
The culmination of our groundbreaking Lifecycles and Landscapes project. Artists And Now: will create a series of artworks in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty inviting audiences to think about movement and migration; how we arrive at, understand, inhabit, protect and leave a space.
Using local and found materials the artists will craft an installation on Maiden Castle which audiences can move through, investigate and contribute to. On the final weekend fire illumination, music and performance will transform the installation into an intimate celebration.
The Wayfaring digital artwork, an evolving sketchbook of observations and learnings created by And Now: that compliments the live work can be found here.
Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Corn Exchange Newbury, 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and Oerol Festival.
Getting to the event
From Dorchester, Damory bus service 1 (limited hours of operation) stops at Maiden Castle Road (10 minutes walk). Alternatively, First Service 10 (delete 183) serves Winterbourne Monkton (25 minute walk). Alight at Monkton Park and use the footpath from the village for 1 mile. South West Trains serve Dorchester South station (2 miles away).
Maiden Castle is located approximately 2 miles south west of Dorchester, off the A354 south of the bypass. There is a small car park with 20 spaces at the fort which can become busy at peak times – additional parking is available on 22 September.
About the artist:
And Now: are Ben Rigby and Mandy Dike. They conceive, design and create visual performance, image and installations; working with people, ideas, fire, fireworks, structures, sound and light, to make work that is unexpected, accessible, entertaining and public.