Anne-Mie Melis
Natural Poetry
For Artes Mundi at Morgan’s Arcade, Cardiff (empty shop unit), autumn 2013

Participatory workshop at an empty shop unit at Morgan’s Arcade, for Artes Mundi to promote the Land Art exhibition “Uncommon ground” in National Museum Cardiff.

During the drop-in workshops participants were encouraged to think of words relating to their experience of visiting Morgan Arcade. They could make / shape these words with natural and recycled materials available and inspired by the Land Art exhibition. Once a word was made, this word was photographed and printed and then added to a growing word collection displayed on the walls. Over the course of the two days the words/phrases were slowly shaped into a collective Morgan Arcade poem.