Selected photographs and poems from the Bracknell Dusk Walks will be exhibited in Princess Square Shopping Centre, Bracknell, 10-2pm until 4 June.
The project was created as part of Laurence Payot’s residency with Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, photographs by Andy Willsher, poems by Scott Farlow. A presentation of videos created with Tim Brunsden will be presented later this year.
Produced by Artscape Management.
“During my first visit in Bracknell, I was inspired by the co-existence of urban spaces and woodlands, ivy growing on concrete roads, wild trees taking over people’s back gardens, shoppers walking home with plastic bags through the deep of the forest…
I had the feeling that the people of Bracknell could be ‘keepers of the forest”, that they might have a secret knowledge and understanding of the forest, as if the spirit of Herne the Hunter in the Great Windsor Forest was speaking to them. Maybe what was left of this ancient wood was still carrying something deep and invisible.
The walks were a search for this unknown. I was a guide, guided by the people who joined me. Our head torches came together to create a collective glow, a consensus on where to look. What we found was special and magical, a moment shared together, away from the fast pace of our everyday, reconnecting with nature, each other, and oneself. Thank you to those who joined me to make this happen.”