Deepening at Norwich Castle, 2020

Deepening (18 January 2020 - 29 March 2020) was the culmination of my commission as part of New Geographies.

Central to the exhibition was Deepening (2020) a new video work developed during a period of research at Must Farm, an exceptionally well-preserved settlement dating to the end of the Bronze Age (c. 850BC) located on the edge of a working quarry near Peterborough managed by Forterra. The site, often referred to as the UK’s Pompeii reveals many important discoveries about how people lived and worked. I have worked closely with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, to explore this and other discoveries, opening up questions around labour, trade and everyday life.

Deepening (2020) premiered within my solo exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. The video was presented alongside seating and objects from the performance Deep, Deepen Deepening (2019) which took place on 19 October 2019 at Must Farm; and twelve Bronze Age vessels excavated from Must Farm, on loan from Cambridge Archaeological Unit.

Photos: Rui Pignatelli