A Piece of Cloth

By India Flint

India’s practice conflates the visual and written poetics of a place and memory – she uses ecologically sustainable processes.

Follow the journey of a piece of cloth as it is infused with the marks and colours of a particular landscape as India takes you on a journey.

India explained “I negotiate a path between installation, printing, painting, drawing, writing and sculpture – immersing myself in and paying deep attention to – wherever I happen to be; gathering thought and experience, imagery and marks, as well as harvesting materials for making. I try to step lightly on the land while being nourished by it, and plant trees to compensate for the ecological impact of my wanderings. The work of each day, philosophically rooted in topophilia [the love of place] literally begins with a walk.”

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About the speaker

India Flint

My practice conflates the visual and written poetics of place and memory. I use ecologically sustainable contact print processes from plants and found objects together with walking, drawing, assemblage, mending, stitch and text as a means of mapping country. I use recoding and recording responses to landscape – working with cloth, paper, stone, windfall biological material, water, minerals, bones, the discarded artefacts and hard detritus of human inhabitation, the local weed burden. My work has kindly been described as using “the earth as the printing plate and time as the press”.

Find out more at: www.indiaflint.com

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