From Fordham to ucluelet.

A collection of images from the collaboration between Gudrun Filipska in the Fenlands Uk and Carly Butler in Ucluelet, Canada.  The collaboration began as a postal correspondence between Filipska and Butler: the works include the development of an archive of documentation which reflects each artists traversal of their respective territories, an exchange of Seawater and soil and various performance works. Filipska and Butler are further developing their collaboration through a long distance digital walking project called 'S' after the first transatlantic wireless signal sent from the Uk to Newfoundland by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901.

Map of the Fens - part of the 'S' Project archive.

Map of the Fens - part of the 'S' Project archive.

Work and artifacts sent from Carly Butler to Gudrun Filipska, exhibited in the Shelf Gallery - a shelf in Gudrun Filipska's home in Cambridgeshire. Works by Butler include;  Letterpress print ‘Save Our Souls’ 2017. Letterpress print ‘The fall and winter months are dreary beyond expression’  a quote from Father Augustin Brabant, Vancouver Island missionary 1874. 2017. Digital photograph. sand pile. Crab claw, driftwood, stones, seaweed and small bottles of seawater from various locations around Sooke and Tofino, British Columbia.

Work and artifacts sent from Carly Butler to Gudrun Filipska, exhibited in the Shelf Gallery - a shelf in Gudrun Filipska's home in Cambridgeshire. Works by Butler include; Letterpress print ‘Save Our Souls’ 2017. Letterpress print ‘The fall and winter months are dreary beyond expression’  a quote from Father Augustin Brabant, Vancouver Island missionary 1874. 2017. Digital photograph. sand pile. Crab claw, driftwood, stones, seaweed and small bottles of seawater from various locations around Sooke and Tofino, British Columbia.

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Documentation of performance involving vials of sea water, the filling of a glass fish bowl and the making of pigment using Canadian Seawater and Fenland Mud - Gudrun Filipska.

Documentation of performance involving vials of sea water, the filling of a glass fish bowl and the making of pigment using Canadian Seawater and Fenland Mud - Gudrun Filipska.

'S' 2 documentation for Waterjournal..jpg
'S' 3 documentation for Waterjournal..jpg
Letterpress experiment using Fenland Mud and Canadian seawater - Carly Butler.

Letterpress experiment using Fenland Mud and Canadian seawater - Carly Butler.

Map of the artists routes to Newfoundland, a point aproximately 2000 miles between their two homes which they will walk without leaving their own home territories.  The steps taken  around each artists respective location from repetetive and fugal walks will be tracked by pedometers and recorded on a  digital map  where avatars will walk towards Newfoundland. Filipska and Butler hope to reach their destination sometime at the begining of of 2019.

Map of the artists routes to Newfoundland, a point aproximately 2000 miles between their two homes which they will walk without leaving their own home territories. The steps taken around each artists respective location from repetetive and fugal walks will be tracked by pedometers and recorded on a digital map where avatars will walk towards Newfoundland. Filipska and Butler hope to reach their destination sometime at the begining of of 2019.