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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane

Bruton

BA10

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset will host a day of immersive outdoor performances in collaboration with Charlotte Spencer Projects.

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Following the public opening of ‘Eduardo Chillida’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset will host a day of immersive outdoor performance in collaboration with Charlotte Spencer Projects. Critically acclaimed 'Walking Stories' is an intricately designed group audio experience for outdoor spaces, coming to Durslade Farm for the first time this summer.

You don't come to watch Walking Stories: you live it, breathe it, build and dismantle it. Supplied with an mp3 player and headphones, a walk in the park amongst open-air sculptures becomes an inter-active and absorbing audio journey. Moving between watching, listening and following instructions, Walking Stories takes you on a journey with yourself and your companions. Following the past year of separation and isolation, ‘Walking Stories’ helps us celebrate being together again. Recommended age: 7+

All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum of 20 participants per walk.

We aim to make this event as inclusive and accessible as possible. Please get in touch in advance if you have any access needs so that we can find the best way to accommodate you.

Please reserve a free place for all members of your group, including children, using the link below and read our Visitor Guide before arriving.

About Charlotte Spencer Projects 

'a treasure hunt danced through the trees' The Guardian ★★★★ 

'this walk in the park was hands-down, feet-down the most magical dance event of my year' Dancing Times 

'Contemplative and profound, Charlotte Spencer Project’s audio walk is one of the most calming, quietly beautiful and evocative outdoor pieces I have ever experienced.' (Review, Brighton International Festival 2014) 

Charlotte Spencer Projects’ work is motivated by interests to engage with important social and eco-logical questions and to find ways to express those enquiries through intimate live encounters with audiences. They often make work in unusual spaces, inviting people to re-encounter themselves in relationship to their lives and their environment. Making processes are deeply collaborative, involv-ing long immersive residency periods which have included 3000 Km cycle rides and building camps in forests. They have made performance work with young people, older adults, community groups as well as professional artists.

Their work has been presented nationally and internationally with a wide variety of partners, in lots of different kinds of spaces. Commissions and programming includes Sadler’s Wells, Dance Um-brella (2015 & 2017), Brighton International Festival, Greenwich Dance, Trinity Laban, Tramway - Dance International Glasgow, Siobhan Davies Dance, Coastal Currents, Turner Contemporary, Jerwood Gallery, Salisbury International Festival, Festival DDD - Portugal, Festival Plages Des Danse - France, Dance North, The Place, Wellcome Collection and South East Dance.

www.charlottespencerprojects.org

This event is part of our current cultural exchange between Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Chillida Leku, celebrating the life and work of Eduardo Chillida.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

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Image: Charlotte Spencer Projects. Courtesy Charlotte Spencer

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane

Bruton

BA10

United Kingdom

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.

On-site restaurant, Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced food, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth. Opened in 2020, Durslade Farm Shop celebrates diverse produce from Durslade Farm as well as supporting local farmers, makers and growers in our community.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is open with free admission to the public, six days per week, throughout the year.

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