Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Caroline Bergvall, Tai Shani, Jade Montserrat, Octavia Bright, Grace Schwindt, Hannah Regel and Luke Walker, Harriet Moore, Nisha Ramayya
The Mouth Is a Fossil, Bog Buried and Glowing Blue
SHELL LIKE present an hour-long programme of audio works by ten artists and writers to be experienced collectively within an installation by Walthamstow-based artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington. As night falls on Waltham Forest, this programme sounds the nurturing of hope in the wake of destruction and decay, evoking visions of expansive moorland, boggy ground, green city parks and ancient ruins. Around the sound, Lloyd Worthington’s sculptural works render objects from the natural world as delicate, devotional talisman.
Through a shared absorption in environment and sound, this one-night-only experience encourages the need for empathy that extends beyond human interaction. A communion with nature to the throb of ecstatic beats – emanating from the earth, pop music and the heart.
Presented and curated by SHELL LIKE, Amy Pettifer and Jennifer Boyd
Supported by Art Night, Arts Council England and Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
Pre-registration required / walk-ins will be admitted depending on capacity. Places are limited so please register here in advance.
Image credit: Bethan Lloyd Worthington, ‘Cover’, 2017. Stoneware, needlepoint on linen, lead weights. Photo: Shaun Vincent