Power in the Land is a new initiative in North Wales bringing together a dynamic, diverse and multi-talented group of 10 artists to engage with issues of nuclear energy and the land. Timed to come to fruition just as the last nuclear power station in Wales shuts down at the end of 2015, Pŵer yn y Tir will address both the local and the wider world and aims to present works in video, sound, performance, installation and in graphic and photographic forms. The artworks may be in the land, in exhibition and gallery spaces, in book form or online, in Wales and elsewhere. The 10 artists will respond to the physical, material and energetic presence of the power station as well as locating it within the landscape, within the social community and within historical time. Researching, recording and working on the site together, reaction and interaction with each other will become part of the work as each artist attempts to come to grips with the conundrums of nuclear power, the energy issues of our time and the legacy of a major power institution on the landscape of the future. The artists have been chosen for their exhibiting experience, their creativity and their willingness to explore beyond the obvious, to experiment and to engage in creative dialogue with each other.
Exhibition venues are being sought in Anglesey, Wales and beyond.
Participating Artists: Ant Dickinson, antdickinson.co.uk | Annie Grove-White, anniegrove-white.com | Helen Grove-White, helengrovewhite.co.uk | Bridget Kennedy, axisweb.org/p/bridgetkennedy | Jessica Lloyd-Jones, jessicalloyd-jones.com | Chris Oakley, chrisoakley.com | Teresa Paiva, teresapaiva.com | Robin Tarbet, robintarbet.com | Tim Skinner, timskinner.co.uk | Alana Tyson, alanatyson.com