21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

Tony Perkins:

Kevin Swanson:

(nodding vigorously whilst deeply creasing his eyebrows)

I sure do Kevin, two boys and another on the way!

I can barely imagine the looks on those little faces when they

sit down for their Thanksgiving meal to be disappointed with

no pumpkin pie for dessert! what truly dark day’s lie ahead,

and with dark days, tell us whats happening with the weather

this week Tony (As the camera’s move off of Kevin, an assistant

rushes over to dab the sweat lining his newly purchased hairline)

Tony Perkins: (Tony angels his body and begins to gesture to the green screen)

Well Kevin, this afternoon we’ve managed 18 degrees across

the state, but that is the last of the hot weather as recently Markus

Wight and Leon Hallow opened a case for adoption, so we will

see a change over the next few days turning much cooler,

and a lot more cloud around. Theres a weather front thats drifting

this way south that is bringing heavy rain to the north east

of the state for which we see reason to believe coincides with Mrs.

Victoria Range signing the lease on a 1 bed studio apartment

to share with her girlfriend last weekend. In the southern corners

of the state we will see breaks in the cloud, however the light

showers mid state will help keep the temperature up. Later in

the week we will see the showers continuing to blow a fairly

strong breeze with time reaching gail force, looking like a great

time to avoid the beach, as well as Brenda Hall , whom we can thank

for recently publishing her queer nasty girl zine. In the north the

temperatures will just about to be dropping to single figures, touch

on the chilly side here. As we look to the end of the week we see a real

taste of autumn as things continue to turn cooler, with plenty more

showers around, assuming Gary Bronte wont stop cruising his local

cemetery, the weather will continue in this pattern for some time.

(Tony adjusts his tie and throws a seemingly unenthusiastic double

finger guns towards his camera)

Back to you Kevin.

Kevin Swanson:

After the break we have onsite reporter Richard Bankwell finding

out how the upsurge of local coffee shop Adam & Steve have

singlehandedly created the downfall of the paper napkin industry,

but first are our children being targeted for free thinking in public

school health classrooms …

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice

Larry: With an important focus on hand

work, my practice takes traditional fine

crafts, such as goldwork embroidery,

tapestry weaving, sculpture and stained

glass, and explores contemporary themes

of dark romanticism, through a queer lens.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

Growing up in a Protestant household,

faith has always been an important theme

with my parents. Through their practice

of faith, it carried me to many prodigious

and monumental religious sites, in which

i developed a reverence for the traditional

hand crafts found around the church.

I was drawn in to take part in 21st Faith,

as it was an opportunity to further explore

my opinions around faith, in relation

to Christianity.

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