Croome Redefined Micro Residency: Soul to Sole
February 9, 2014
“Soul to sole is an intricate installation, where up to 144 creative practitioners over the next four years will be offered the opportunity to encapsulate a character as they explore themes of loss and survival’ within a pair of shoes, which will be presented in one of the show racks located in the basement. With decades of history Croome still holds an echo of its former self and everyone who has ever lived there”
I am a regular visitor to Croome Court, a wonderful National Trust heritage site, which has a fascinating history of inhabitants and stunning landscape garden conceived by Capability Brown. This week I was delighted to have been included in the project ‘Croome Redefined’ and the group of artists whose brief it is to respond to the previous inhabitants of the court through an interpretation of a pair of shoes.
I’m planning to base my response to the women who served in the RAF during World War Two and afterwards and were based at Croome. I am fascinated by their legacy and the contribution they made to the important developments and understanding of ‘radar’ and it’s significance.