Future Fossil Spring Talk 2: Artificial Traditions - Destination Milton Keynes
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Future Fossil Spring Talk 2: Artificial Traditions

Start Date: 25/02/2021

End Date: 25/02/2021

Start Time: 7:30 pm

End Time: 8:45 pm

Cost of Entry: Free

Milton Keynes Public Art Collection

Virtual - Oxley Park, Milton Keynes, MK4 4GU, GB

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What happens when art is placed in the landscape? A conversation with Andy Merritt, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Nick Axel and David Farrier

Author and Professor David Farrier hosts a conversation with artist Andy Merritt (of Something & Son who realised Future Fossil ), art historian/curator Dorothea Von Hantelmann, and architectural theorist/editor Nick Axel, exploring the relationship between the tangible and intangible aspects of Future Fossil.
In Spring 2021, Future Fossil – a fossilised house 10,000 years from the future, made from the ubiquitous materials of the 21st century – will surface in the suburban landscape of Oxley Park in Milton Keynes. However, the physical manifestation of the sculpture is only one element of Something and Son’s work. The occupation and activation of Future Fossil plays out the artists’ intention for the artwork to be remade every time a child plays inside, a family gathers, a bird perches, or a seed grows in the concrete crevices.