posted: 25/09/20 11:28

' hold me beside you ' A Site Specific Installation at Plymouth Art Weekender, 24 -27 September 2020

hold me beside you is a unique installation by Still/Moving for this year's Plymouth Art Weekender: 24 -27 September 2020.

The 2-metre distanced illuminated words respond to the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site-specific installation explores the tension of proximity and risk in the physical structure of the Plymouth Citadel’s former gunpowder store. Originally created for The Box's 'State of Emergency' micro commission the words have been reconfigured to magnify our state of isolation and our dependence: our need to keep distanced, coupled with our longing for interconnectedness, revealing a shared vulnerability in the face of the unknown workings of the virus.

The work hangs on the north wall of Duttons Cafe, located above Elphinstone carpark which is one of the best places to see Still/Moving's other project Speedwell, on the Mount Batten Breakwater.

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posted: 07/09/20 15:38

Speedwell is Live!

Speedwell is exploring the idea of 'no new worlds'.

For the settlers on the Mayflower who felt they were sailing to a new world, it was a world that had been inhabited for many thousands of years by indigenous peoples who were greatly impacted by the arrival of the Mayflower and subsequent ships that followed.

We wanted to challenge that idea and to uncover previously overlooked stories of the Mayflower sailing but also to remind people that we only have this world and we need to look after it.

Come and add your voice to the structure either by filling in a tag with one of our volunteers or by adding your voice on our text and audio link

Speedwell's Poignant Message - Plymouth Herald

Re-Informed on the Mayflower 400 website.

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posted: 29/08/20 08:30

Speedwell, A Mayflower 400 Commission to Open on 4th September 2020

Speedwell, a large scale light installation funded by Plymouth Culture and the Arts Council, will open on Plymouth's Mount Batten Breakwater at dusk on 4th September 2020. Currently under construction it can be clearly seen growing on the horizon from the Hoe and the Barbican. See Speedwell Project page for more info.

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posted: 19/08/20 11:30

'touch' by Still/Moving, "A State of Emergency Commission" by The Box, Plymouth's new Museum

Still/Moving have been awarded a State of Emergency Commission by The Box, Plymouth's new museum, art gallery and cultural centre. The project titled 'touch' explores the two metre distance of safety forced under the pandemic regulations, a distance which paradoxically shows care through remoteness while enforcing isolation, yet in cases of coercion, hides from view those subject to a cruelty of touch.

The work explores these spaces, navigating from the distance of the horizon to the proximity of the home; the local. Moving through levels of intimacy and forms of touch from the caress of a lover, the lifting of a child to sharing a companionable proximity, the phrases ‘HOLD ME’, ‘TOUCH ME’, ‘BESIDE ME’ will be created using a low voltage LED technology.

The Box will open to the general public on Tuesday 29 September


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posted: 19/08/20 00:21

Léonie Hampton commissioned to create new work in response to seeds in Exeter Museum, RAMM’s collection

Still/Moving's co-founder Leonie Hampton new commission from RAMM, will explore the Exeter museum’s collection of seeds and herbarium sheets in dialogue with her own photographs of seed experiments, the garden and family. Creating a ‘story about love, growth, family and the archaic wisdom of plants’ the new artwork will place Hampton’s photographs of living and growing plants alongside that of the collected, dried seeds in the museum.

See: RAM Museum for more info


Speedwell Thanks


Still/Moving would like to thank the following people and organisations. Without their help and support this project would not have been possible.


All our thanks to:

Lucy Stella Rollins, Tilly Craig, and Phil Rushworth at Flock South West

Mike Harradine, Dom Ellis and Sam Body at Neon Circus

Adam Gent and Kirsty Brodest from Arts Council England

Charles Hackett and Lindsay Endean from Mayflower 400

Mayflower Makers and Neil Minion

Paula Orrell at VASW

Mark Howell and Truda Spruyt

Nigel Hurst, Jo Loosemore, Lizzie Hilton, Chloe Hughes and Adam Milford at The Box

Nicola Bridge, Loveday Trinick, Roger Maslin and Mark Parry at the National Marine Aquarium

Stephanie Pratt, Melinda Schwakhofer and Mary Booker

Shawna Bluestar Newcomb

Jessie Watson Brown

Kathryn Gray and Mandy Bloomfield, Plymouth University

Max Parfitt and Jennifer Docherty at Babcock

Neil Trathen, Deputy Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth

Kim Wide and Beth Richards at Take A Part

William Hibberd, Nathan Gale and Trystan Thompson at Intercity

Angie Bual at Trigger

Alan Nosworthy, Commodore Plym yacht club

Martin Moore at Relay

Mike Berry and Dave London at Plymouth City Council

Rachel Dobbs and all at North Star Study Group

Danny Reilly

Hannah Harris at Plymouth Culture

Tiana Jacout and Sam Lee

Ben Borthwick

Molly Erin McCarthy

Katy Richardson

Tim Charlesworth

Heather Sabel

Nigel Overton

Scott Nicholas at Raptor Scaffolding

Dan Stephens at Mount Batten Ferries

Jack Richardson

Leo and Lilly Lawson

Max and Amy Worthington Dugmore

Netty Habel, Simon Tyler and Lars Lauritzen

Geoff Cox

Gemma Mortensen

Eve Ess and Jackson Sprague

Tim Etchells

Lindsey Hall and Claire Honey

Molly McAndrews

Hatty Bell

Participants of Still/Moving sharing events

Special thanks to Phil Hedley and Conor Brewer at PZ & W

Mia and Kestor Hampton

Ned, Tess, Celie and Dave Hopes

Diamond community wire and bulb folk

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