Images from the archive

On Saturday 14th July the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands transformed the exhibition space for When the moon fell out of orbit for the final time.

Images that had emerged throughout the period of the exhibition were sent out as monoprint drawings across the gallery from the bell tower, whilst sounds from the Institute’s Archive were played into the space.

You can listen to an edited version of the sounds from the archive here: Unknown Lands Images from the archive (headphones recommended)

The images being spoken are images experienced by participants on their journeys to unknown lands.

All journeys took place beneath the bell tower during When the moon fell out of orbit.

beneath the bell tower

Unknown Lands process beneath the bell tower

Image of participants in ‘Unknown Lands’ process which took place when the gallery was closed beneath the bell tower. The results of this process are now part of the Archive for the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands and will form part of the closing event for When the moon fell out of orbit on July 14th.

image by emma rylance

‘Unknown Lands’

Unknown Lands derives from a series of journeys taken across several weeks in one location.

This performance takes place every Wednesday at 10.30am at Mission Gallery before it is open to the public, within the constructed world of the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands.

The three remaining dates are 27 June / 4 July / 11 July for which places need to be reserved with Mission Gallery.

 

image by Emma Rylance.

Live Action by the Institute on the opening night of ‘When the moon fell out of orbit’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live action by the Institute for the opening of When the moon fell out of orbit at Mission Gallery, Swansea on June 1st. This action, which responded to the searching for the lost bell of St Nicholas Mission to Seamen Church (now Mission Gallery), took place in the constructed bell tower whilst this sound piece was played in the gallery searching for the lost bell of st nicholas (which you are also currently able to listen to on headphones underneath the bell tower).

 

 

images by Inger Richenberg

 

the building of a bell tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** CLICK HERE to view the video the building of a bell tower ***


Building a structure as a place to which the bell can return.

moon and ladder, monoprint

idea for a bell tower, monoprint

idea for a boat, monoprint

recorded dream about the lost bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 6th May 2012 a Mr N W Hughes from Swansea had a dream about the lost bell of St Nicholas:

“…there was a bell in my dream last night, it had St Thomas written on it and had a big crack and chunk taken out of it…in my dream the bell was in the car park near the swing bridge behind Mission Gallery’

If you have a dream about the lost bell of St Nicholas, please contact us immediately: imaginedfuturesunknownlands@gmail.com