Lost and Rambling Collective present…
Together: a site-specific animated work of public art set in the windows of the Town Hall in Corsham. It tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a Squirrel and a Fox during a snowy winter in Corsham.
Our weakness overcome the more we stick together,
Our strength proven in a blizzard, as we dance as one to the ever changing rhythm.
Our beauty then?
Lies in our acceptance of our fragile, unique and fleeting self.
This installation takes its inspiration from local scenery and wildlife and was inspired by the many acts of kindness, ingenuity and reinvention the Corsham community has shown throughout 2020. No one could have imagined last Christmas the challenges that the world would confront in 2020, and certainly, no one would have thought that we’d face the prospect of a winter that we might have to celebrate apart.
This animation takes its inspiration from local scenery and wildlife and was inspired by the many acts of kindness, ingenuity and reinvention the Corsham community has shown throughout 2020.
It touches on how we can still appreciate friends and loved ones despite being physically apart and how we overcome obstacles to do so.
Using hand-cut vinyl illustration and hand-cut paper stop-motion animation, the work encompasses recurring themes such as, kindness, re-imagination, rejuvenation, growing wisdom and knowledge, to name just a few.
The playful ways in which the main characters interact with each other resembles how many in the local community helped and supported each other in finding ways to be together, although apart. Sticking together for strength but also showing respect for our fragility by staying apart and caring for those that are more vulnerable than ourselves is a central theme.
Together can be seen at the Town Hall, Corsham, between 4pm and 8pm from 4 December to 3 January. Before your visit, why not download and print this activity sheet for extra enjoyment!
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About the creative team:
This project was conceived by Lost and Rambling’s Artistic Director Aimée Holmes whilst sipping tea in her kitchen. Aimée has been creating experiences as Lost and Rambling since 2015 and has worked extensively in site-specific work and street performance since 2009. She is continuously inspired by creating moments of magic for people to stumble upon in their everyday. Lost and Rambling create work for people to stumble upon, interact with or walk on by. They specialise in creating moments of magic, be it installation, site-specific, performance or street art. They work with artists in different disciplines on each project they create and are excited about the nuances of cross-discipline working. This project brought Caroline Rudge into the Collective. This is Caroline first project working for Lost and Rambling, and they hope not the last!
Caroline brought much expertise to the project including her beautiful stop-motion animation which can be seen in two of Corsham Town Hall windows. She worked within the conceptual framework of the project to help bring Lost and Rambling’s ideas to life in what we hope you agree is a little touch of magic at the end of a tough year.
Lost and Rambling would like to thank Pound Arts for their support with this project, and Corsham Town Council who commissioned Lost and Rambling to make the work.
Commissioned by Corsham Town Council with support from Pound Arts.