Llawr Fforestfach (Floor of the Small Forest): Returned Parquet

Davies, Tim (2002) Llawr Fforestfach (Floor of the Small Forest): Returned Parquet. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Poustinia Land Art Park in the Belizean jungle; a video document; photographs and an artist’s publication. The project involved the installation of a reclaimed 150 year-old mahogany parquet floor from Central America, found in a reclamation yard in the Fforestfach (the Welsh name for ‘little forest’) area of Swansea, in the Belizean rainforest. It was important that the wood was shipped back to Belize, the method by which it arrived in the UK. The laying of the floor in a corridor in the jungle, its subsequent rotting through climatic conditions and destruction by termites, are inherent aspects of the piece, as are the documentary and written works. Since making the original site-specific intervention, the project continues to develop through environmental impact on the installation itself, video and photographic documentation of these changes, and an artist’s publication.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Citation: DAVIES, T. 19 September 2002 and closed 18 April 2004. Llawr Fforestfach (Floor of the Small Forest): Returned Parquet. [Exhibition]. Poustinia: Poustinia Land Art Park, Belize..
Uncontrolled Keywords: parquet flooring, rainforest, mahogany, Belize, environmental changes
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Art and Design
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 15:41
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 13:10
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/93

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