FESTAL FAVOURS performance art festival June 2017
KEEPER was made for the performance art platform FESTAL FAVOURS in June 2017 and was a dynamic and interactive work that invited the townsfolk of the small Cotswold town of Charlbury to experience in a new way the history of buildings in their town that had been shops since medieval times.
Clare and a large group of residents followed a guided tour by a local architectural historian and as they did so Clare invited people to help her write a shopping list and hang small tags with drawings of the produce once sold, toys, sausages, apples etc onto the door handles of houses that had been shops. The work ended with dancing in the street to Hey Big Spender !
Photography Stu Allsopp and Clare Carswell