Putting on the blindfold at the start of the performance on top of the moss hill  | Video Grab: Alan Dunn

The blindfolded performance A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss 1999 was the culmination of the Cyfuniad International Artists Workshop that took place behind Plas Caerdeon in Snowdonia’s National Park, Wales. The two-week residency-based event organised by Lin Holland and Becky Shaw, Triangle Arts, UK and hosted by the Liverpool Hope University involved the particpation of twenty-two artists from many parts of the world. 

At the invitation of fellow workshop artist Alan Dunn to respond to his work “Strike” - an installation of miniature hand-made building structures arrayed  in the nooks and crevices of an ancient moss hill, the artist responded with the idea to “destroy it  with [her] body,” a proposition that Dunn instantly agreed to, and which thus saw its development into a blindfolded performance using a fabric remnant leftover from the make-shift apparel worn (as seen here) for the event.

Cyfuniad International Artists Workshop 1999 | A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss 1999 | Triangle Arts, UK | Plas Caerdeon, Snowdonia National Park

Performance | calico, body, Alan Dunn’s “Strike 1999” | Organiser: Lin Holland & Becky Shaw   

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