cartography and care, the multiple village

remember there is a land that is part of me where I do not live/ I must return there is a mystery I must engage in// who do I scare where who do I deprive of night/ I make another world with light and proudly present my peep-show
Tsead Bruinja, Batterij

Hand-painted muslin, audio.

Cartography and Care: the multiple village is a project developed through a residency with PEER, Amsterdam and PHLOX, of Huns Friesland. Over the space of a short residency in the spring of 2018 I engaged in conversations and encounters with residents of Huns, a village in Friesland, the Netherlands.

Establishing the encounter as a site of transitive production and shared experience,  these conversations focussed on residents play, creative practices, and practices of care for the land, animals, and environment. Considering the multiplicity of spaces that each narrative lays over the physical infrastructure of the village, I developed a workshop to be run by PEER, wherein children of the village recorded an audio tour of the village, detailing their play spaces, and the invisible narratives that coordinate their experience of the village, and following this they mapped these narratives on hand-painted painted curtains which remain permanently in the PHLOX space in the village.

Podcast available here (Dutch only)

workshop, installation, and tour photos by Kala Newman. Village portraits, Sol Archer

sol archer 2019