Fourthland .

Location: London
Website: www.fourthland.co.uk
Bio:

Our practice uses performance, object making and collective space to harness the latent knowledge of land and people. With an emphasis on tactility and embodied learning through the artworks. our methods bring together inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural groups. Exploring through the work, topics such as Climate Change,Collectivity, Education and Urban Policy.

For example Our recent project ‘Resilience Lab’, brought together climate psychologists, psychotherapists, storytellers, climate change researchers and a group of elders to find the substance of resilience. The research was then translated into a series of folk tales, objects and songs, which was performed back to the public by a community choir. Presented at the Arnolfini as part of our exhibition 'back to where we have not quite been'.

Other projects have embedded the significance of ‘home-making’ to query the societal through the domestic, including our award winning FreeSpace projects 2008-2016, co-creating public spaces, gardens and performances with mixed cultural residents on a London Estate.

Current areas of research explore the role of dreams and myths to summon other collective knowings through travelling performance works and public dreaming.

Recent exhibitions include: Arnolfini, Errant Bodies with residencies at Cabot Institute of Climate Change and workshops at Bergen Academy of Art, Cass Art School, UCL Urban Lab and South London Gallery Local.

Exhibitions:

UPCOMING
The Land Rays, Barbican OpenFest, October 8th

PUBLIC PROJECTS / COMMISSIONS
2016 Resiliency and Climate Change, workshop programme with Cabot Institute,
commissioned by Bristol University.
2015 Resilience Lab a 6-month public program, with Cabot Institute, commissioned by Aldo Rinaldi and Tessa Fitzjohn, Bristol public art programme
Alterations Studio, 2-month public program, commissioned by PEER Gallery,
London 2014
What Survives The Storm, performative consultation, Sceaux Gardens Estate,
commissioned by South London Gallery Local 2013
yörük, temporary settlement and performance program, commissioned by Hackney
WicKED Arts festival, London
“What we are doing is groundbreaking”, The Walworth Archive, re-enacting the
Elephant and Castle master-plan as a series of public performances, commissioned by UCL Urban Lab and Elephant and Castle neighbourhood Forum
2012 Elasticity, performance and video works commissioned by The Wick Award,
Hackney Wick, London
2008-2016 FreeSpace on-going project based on Wenlock Barn Estate London. Utilising performance as process to co design public space with public creation throughout the Estate.
Works include on-going public programme of events, performances and video works. Public spaces include;
Meeting House 2014-2015, Self building project, Funded by Awards for All
The Back Garden 2012-2015, Funded by the Big Lottery and Wenlock Barn TMO
The Foraging Garden 2010, Funded by the Big Lottery and Wenlock Barn TMO
Grown and Bread 2009, 1 year program, planting a wheat field and associated
public performances, funded by The Shoreditch Trust
Circular cultivation 2009, 1 year program, commissioned by Thomas Fairchild
School
The Growing Kitchen Garden 2008-2010, commissioned by The Shoreditch Trust
All projects have all included performances, live events, public making, talks and
exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS
2016 The Storm, exhibition and performance, Utopia program, Somerset House,
commissioned as part of The Treasury by Jeremy Deller and the Venturing Beyond exhibition, London
2015 back to where we have not quite been, solo exhibition, Arnolfini, Bristol
The Collective Tongue, solo exhibition, Errant Bodies Berlin
2014 Cities Methodologies group exhibition, UCL London, Slade Research Centre
What Survives The Storm, conference exhibition, Clore Studio, South London
Gallery London
2013 Cities Methodologies group exhibition, UCL London
2012 ]PERFORMANCE OPEN[ Series 12 performance, performance space London
Collections, group exhibition The White Building London
2011 Meet Us At The Theatre, The Yard Theatre London
Material, group exhibition, Red Gallery London
Constructions, group exhibition, Exchange Project Space London
2009 Mobile Brownfield Site, collaboration with Bob and Roberta Smith, Pestival
Southbank Center
RESIDENCIES
2015 Everything Happens On The Street, 2 month residency, PEER Gallery London
An Uncertain World, 6 month residency with Cabot Institute of Climate Change,
as part of Resilience Lab Project Bristol
2013 astate, 1 year residency in Walworth, syzygy London
2011 NeighbourHOOD 1 month residency ]performance[space, London
2010 Exchange project space, 3 month residency Hackney WickED Festival, London
Interspersed, 3 month residency Archway Herbal Clinic in collaboration with
Rowan Arts Trust and Islington Exhibits London
2009 Open Air Studios, 1 month residency, Clissold Park, London
PUBLIC EVENTS
2015 The Passing, performance with 50 elders on the streets of Bath
Capturing the REAL, performance contribution, City Gallery and Museum with
METAL Peterborough
2014 The 6th Housing Estate symposium, performance contribution, South London Gallery London
The Art of Nature conference, hosting Rhythm Study, Balaji Temple Birmingham
2013 The People Lecture Series, travelling performance lecture, UCL and Hackney Wick London
OPEN HOUSE, outdoor screenings and performances, Wenlock Barn Estate
London
400 speeches, street installation Heygate Estate London
Public meeting, a series of street re-enactments of master-planning London

WORKSHOPS
2015 Visual Matrix, exhibition program for ‘back to where we have not quite been’, collaboration with Dr. Julian Manley, Psychosocial researcher, University of Central Lancashire, Bristol
Public Dreaming, exhibition program for ‘back to where we have not quite been’
Arnolfini, Bristol
back to where we have not quite been, with Young Arnolfini, Arnolfini, Bristol
Handed down and Handled, with researchers of Cabot Institute and Bristol
University, Bristol
MOLA MOLA, with The Island Folk choir, writing new folk songs, Bristol
Public Dreaming, with eco-phycology network, PEER Gallery London
Aural/Oral muscle, a 1week workshop with Bergen Academy of Art Bergen
Norway
Public Dreaming, Errant Bodies Berlin
2014 Public Dreaming, Sir John Cass School of Art London
Public Dreaming, University College London
Public Dreaming, Art of Nature conference, Balaji Temple Birmingham
2013 Imaginative Composition, Walworth London
2012 Elasticity, Hackney Wick London
TALKS /SYMPOSIUMS
2015 back to where we have not quite been, experimental conference, part of ‘back to where we have not quite been exhibition program, Arnolfini, Bristol
New Folk Tales, Spike Island Associates, Bristol
Social Plastic, Situations’ Lunch Club, Bristol
2014 Vertical living, panel debate commissioned by Up Projects as part of London
Festival of Architecture
What Survives The Storm, experimental conference, Clore Studio South London
Gallery London
astate, Kilburn Tiny University with UCL, London
2013 astate, syzygy project space, London
2011 Ordinary Language symposium, Exchange Project Space, London
Feedback and Exchange, CASS School of Art and Design and Goldsmiths
University
PUBLICATIONS
2014 ‘Regeneration Realities’, astate text, Urban Pamphleteer published by UCL Urban Laboratory
COLLECTIONS
2011 TUIG, artist book an object dictionary, The CASS School of Art and Design Library
collection
CURATORIAL
2015 In dialogue residencies, with Dr. Ben Cranfield, director of humanities and cultural studies Birkbeck and Sarah Deco, psychotherapist and storyteller, 7 months residency period within Fourthland.
2012-2013 syzygy, project space in a social housing flat in Elephant and Castle, hosting 8 residencies, workshop programs and curated exhibitions with invited UK and international artists, London
2011-2016 In The Company of Elders, reflections and performance with a group of Elders,
London/Bath
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2014 FreeSpace, awarded for impact and participation in The Big Lottery National funding Awards
Wenlock Barn TMO, winners of national TMO Awards for involving community
through Fourthland projects
Awards for All funding, Wenlock Barn Estate, Meeting House
2011-2013 Big Lottery Funding, The Back Garden and Public Program, Wenlock Barn Estate
2010-2011 Big Lottery Funding, The Growing Kitchen Community, Wenlock Barn Estate
2008-2010 Shoreditch Trust Commission, The Growing Kitchen, Wenlock Barn Estate
2009 University of East London, Funding, Making architecture
TEACHING
2015 Visiting Artists, Bergen Academy of Art and Design Norway
Visiting Artists, CASS School of Art and Design
Louise isik Sayarer (1982, British/Turkish)
EDUCATION
2007-2011 BA Fine Art part time, Sir John Cass school of Art and Design, London
2006 Foundation in Art and Design, Sir John Cass School of Art and Design, London
2002-2005 BSc/BA Environmental Science and Development Studies, University of Sussex
2000 BTEC level 3 Tropical Habitat Conservation Madagascar
Recent Training
2016-2017 Shakti dance
2015-2016 Dancing Tao - Movement Medicine circle
Previous work
2008-2015 Artist associate SASA Works Architecture
2010-present Bow Arts Trust, Education Artist
2007-2008 Education Officer Chelsea Physic Garden
2006-2007 Education Officer The Wildlife Trust
2005 Research associate Ethnomedica, Kew Gardens
Eva Knutsdotter Vikstrom (1985, Norwegian/Swedish)
EDUCATION
2009-2011 BA Fine Art, Sir John Cass school of Art and Design, London
2004-2005 Foundation in Art and Design, Einar Granum School of Art, Oslo
Recent training
2015-2016 Kundalini Yoga teacher training
Previous work
2014-2016 Art director for Ale Tarraf’s feature film ‘Yupanqui’
2009-2011 The Readers performance Group
LANGUAGES
English
Norwegian
Swedish
Spanish