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All Flesh is Grass

All Flesh is Grass

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All Flesh is Grass

An exhibition where John Hopkins, and Grenville Davey display drawings, sculpture and a projection of the Olympic park. The publication includes a 3D pocket exhibition and CD-ROM, along with drawings, essays and song lyrics by the artists. It also presents the artists in conversation with author of Art In Question (2003) Karen Raney.

John Hopkins is a landscape architect, urban designer and environmental planner, while Grenville Davey is an artist and sculptor who has worked with landscape artists involved in regeneration projects in the UK.

The exhibition questions the power of landscape and art, with emphasis on what we rely upon to live. A commentary is sparked by the contrast between the physical (soil, water, vegetation) and the emotional (joy, fear, sadness). That both the artists are concerned with landscape art and architecture and its ability to enhance a community makes the relationship between the stadium and the public more human.

Karen Raney’s interview discusses the importance of promoting creativity when thinking about sustainability, the transitory nature of human life and the temporality of drawing in an era where realising projects such as the Olympic Park is possible, but has a great impact on our environment. The publication also includes a manifesto by John Hopkins.

Published by text+work, The Gallery, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth 2008 (now formally known as the Arts University Bournemouth).

ISBN: 978-0-901196-26-2

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