Com and join us at The Salt House in West Bay to celebrate the end of Force8’s 6 week summer project.
A number of interesting artefacts have been found on site over the course of the six weeks….
The dig took place as part of the project to bury half a boat.
A. Antique shell, probably from a woo-woo shop in Glastonbury hight street.
B. Fragment of Coptic lustreware, indicating the extent of West Bay trade in pre-Roman times.
C. Vitrified rock, a result of recent volcanic activity.
D. Tooth from a Sabre-toothed tiger, or possibly a spare rib from last Friday’s BBQ.
E. Fragments of Grannie’s dinner service following a Greek-style mourning for the boat cutting.
F. Frosted glass, possibly from a window in the public toilets next door.
G. Prototype Dorset button (q.v.) dating for around 1621.
H. Bronze age dagger, or possibly tent peg from 1989 Scout camp when a Force8 blew them away.
We have done our best to identify these finds within the constraints of our limited budget. If you feel you have superior knowledge please do let us know at
Behind The Doors That Lead To Nowhere is a story….
The photos depict doors that lead to nowhere on the first floor up in and around Bridport and West Bay.
There was once a document found in the early 1900’s from a lady confessing that these doors were in fact portals to another dimension.
Her letter, hidden in the crack of one of these doors swore that she has been through these doors many ties and she had struggle dot get anyone to believe her. She wrote in this document that people thought she was mad and that she was to be taken away to an asylum.
It was later noted ( in the museum that kept the document) that the lady disappeared and was never seen again.
One message that is repeated throughout her letter is
“None of this is real. It is all an illusion”
I’m currently working on ideas to do with the Gesamtkunstwerk / The Total Work of Art, as the place we all now inhabit.
The work I plan to develop for Force8 will explore these ideas in the form of a lecture / tour, as a means of articulating them further and opening up to broader discussion. There are both historical and contemporary aspects to this project.
A DORSET REVOLUTION
AGRICULTURAL REBELLION & RIOTS
Lester Cowling local writer, journalist and historian gives a fascinating talk on the twenty years of social and political turmoil that preceded the arrest of the Tolpuddle Martyrs in 1833.
David Stent is an artist, writer, curator and performer. His diverse practice draws on various media including drawing, photography, digital and print publishing, film and video, and sonic and sculptural installation. His most recent work has been concerned with the role of writing in art practice, particularly in association with artists’ publications, relations between image and text, and the use of theory and philosophy in contemporary art. He holds a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Reading.