This is an invitation to move to the rhythms and sounds of a quarry which has been drilled with hundreds of deep holes.

Our sense of connection to the Earth is changing. How to attune our relationship with the earth, and with each other? How to listen, how to respond, how to move together? Core grounds these questions in a quarry; a scar of extraction. It was a test site for drills used to set dynamite deep inside the stone, but has been silent for decades.

The lost rhythm of the percussive drills will be replaced by loud electronic beats created entirely from recordings made in the quarry. For Core, sounds from the quarry have been mixed by an impressive list of music producers, solo, in collaboration, and through workshops.

This project & events are also part of Counterpoints Arts’s Platforma 7 Festival.


About the Artist

Abigail Reynolds lives in St Just, Cornwall, and her studio is at Porthmeor in St Ives. She reworks historic images or events, using techniques such as folding and overlay to draw attention to things almost forgotten, opening them up for reinterpretation.

Over 2021-22 Reynolds’ sculpture, film and event-based work was included in the British Art Show; a landmark touring exhibition that defines new directions in contemporary art. Her permanent commission in the library window of Kresen Kernow unveiled in 2022. In 2016 Reynolds was awarded the BMW Art Journey prize at Art Basel, to travel to lost libraries along the Silk Road. Her book ‘Lost Libraries’ documenting this journey was published by Hatje Cantz in 2018.

Events at Flamm

Core: Electronic Music Workshops – Abigail Reynolds

30 September, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1 October, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Core: Art Rave – Abigail Reynolds

21 October, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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