Associate art historian Bethany Whalley, interviews artist Kristina Veasey: of woods and weaving
Kristina Veasey’s research and development project with the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust mixes basket-weaving with stories about the current social fabric of the forest. The artist talks to Colin Hambrook about the ideas behind the Unlimited-commissioned project and explains just how far a research project can go.
Kristina Veasey’s ‘My Dirty Secret!’ is an Unlimited (administered by Shape and Artsadmin) R&D commission which takes the form of an experiential visual art installation populated by vibrant patterns inspired by household mess. The installation opens at DC1 in Eastbourne, 24-31 March, before travelling to other venues. Veasey spoke to DAO about the project.
Linda Rocco visited the Southbank Centre in September for their Unlimited festival, a biennial art programme based on the work commissioned through Unlimited. Showcasing the best disabled talent across all art forms, from live performances to visual art, music and literature, Unlimited far exceeded the contemporary trend of socially engaged art practices.