‘Critical Moss’ Art beyond the bubble, edited by Aldobranti, focusses on a group of artists living and working in an isolated environment and the challenges that come with this situation.
Resourcefulness, daily motivation, digital networking and an extremely strong and close connection with nature are concepts explored both within the essays and featured works.
Misselbrook’s ‘Dust to dust’ photographic image, created as part of BlockChain The Power of Two for Chapel Arts Studios in January 2018, documents a performance using burnt drawings which have been transformed into ash paint and applied to the artist’s face. Cracks appear, akin to the ageing process, as the material dries. The burning of the drawings were used to keep warm by an open fire and simultaneously questioned the value of ‘art as object’ within a remote, rural off-grid setting.