GENIUS LOCI: Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, 2016/2017
Throughout 2016 Red Earth were in residence at Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, celebrating Capability Brown’s final landscape.
Artists worked on site with NT staff and volunteers, building a series of sculpture installations across the park responding to Brown’s design and bringing together house, woods, lake and the wider landscape to reveal Brown’s creative genius.
Red Earth conjured the atmosphere of an C18th working landscape, paying homage to both Brown and the local workforce who made his vision a reality. Red Earth’s residency ended with STRANGE MAGIC: Live sound, music, fire, and performance bringing together the year’s events in an atmospheric closing celebration.
The installations will be in place until September 2017.
GENIUS LOCI was commissioned by Trust New Art and the National Trust at Berrington Hall to celebrate Capability Brown’s tri-centenary and initiated the National Trust’s plan to restore Berrington to Brown’s original vision of 1780.
Lead artists Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe with
David Bailey, Iain Carter, Ellie Jones, Pete Johnson, Anna Vaughn, the volunteer ranger team and all Berrington staff and volunteers who made this project possible.