Making Space:Sensing Place

In October 2009, along with artist Thurle Wright, I was awarded a Making Space:Sensing Place Fellowship; part of the HAT: Here and There International Exchange Programme, managed by A Fine Line:Cultural Practice. The Fellowship includes residencies with Britto Arts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Arts Reverie in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, with The V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London and with The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire. Working and collaborating with artists and craftspeople from the UK, Bangladesh and India, responding to the collections and spaces we encounter and sharing these experiences through a touring exhibition and educational workshops.

This blog, which is still developing and being added to, is a record of my experiences during the MS:SP Fellowship. Steven Follen.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Red Hot

Travelling back toward Ahmedabad we passed fields of chillies drying in the sun.
We stopped to see and learn more.

The women sort through the chillies in the shade of the trees, selecting out the chaff and removing stems.

 Some of the chillies are ground on site into chilli powder.

 Beyond the shack and the sorting area were fields of chillies drying in the sun, the scene reminded me of the rice mills in Bangladesh.

 The owner of the chilli 'farm', who kindly showed us around.