Kindred is a multi-disciplinary project led by Fleur Hall in collaboration with artists in the Midlands, Bristol and Wales.
Over 2021 and 2022, artists Fleur Hall, Alexandra Hackett, Katharine Baxter and Leon Bailey worked together to explore our individual and collective relationship with nature through dance, music, photography and the written word. The individual creations interact, weaving a narrative that explores who we are when we immerse ourselves in the world around us and how Nature can change us as much as we change it.
In the last twenty years, scientific research by Dr. Simard and others has proven what aboriginal peoples have known for millennia. Beneath the forest floor, a complex web of fungal connections brings trees together in a community that depends upon the Mother Tree. By communicating with the Mother Tree, groups of trees thrive. When trees are allowed to form these connections, the forest becomes a diverse habitat.
Kindred is a 2 week exhibition at The Hub, sharing the diverse range of works that this project has created; with the film being premiered on Thursday 31 March 2022 at 6.30pm.