Citadel of Dwelling

For the launch event of Beyond Seven Mountains, Sam Francis Read led a collaborative “drop-in” event to explore ways in which stories are told collectively by a group of narrators. Read is interested in how myths relate to contemporary culture, particularly notions of space. Participants will be invited to craft dwellings, which will then be combined into a composite structure. The word “dwelling” not only describes the physical appearance of the sculptures (makeshift architectural models as shelters) but also its alternative meaning: to think, speak or write on a particular subject over a period of time, with no predetermined outcome.

Using time lapse photography, sound recordings and spatial data, Read then produced an animated short inspired by the building activity and conversations which took place.

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