space in space a spherical area carved with the use of agricultural hand tools, into a 3-meter-high abandoned termite mound, located by the banks of the River Gambia. The space was rendered with the excavated dirt (including termite secretion), water from the River Gambia and the powder of local boiled and discarded oyster shells (harvested by local women) mixed with organic indigo dye.
The project was part of 360 Degrees Sculpture (2014), a one week international visual arts residential, hosted by Tony Spencer and Tina Pringle-Hamilton.
The residential invited artists including: Vanley Burke, Gosh Ad, Etu Ndow and Annie Mitchelle, to respond to the natural environment and produce new experimental work in co-production with local Gambians using the constraints of site specific materials and traditional craft skills.
© Tony Spencer 2014