Fertility Fest is the world’s first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, modern families and the science of making babies. Hosted by London's Bush Theatre (8th - 13th May 2018) it will feature 150 artists and fertility experts in a week long programme of events, entertainment, discussion, debate, support and solidarity about how the human race is being made (and sometimes not being made) in the modern world. Click here for full line up.
At Fertility Fest 2018 I will be talking about a version of Warnscale that explores the male experience of in/fertility and biological childlessness that I am looking to create. Click here for details.
Using Warnscale as a model I am now looking to create a version of Warnscale that focuses on male in/fertility and biological childlessness. This version will find a ‘site/walk/landscape’ that works in response/metaphor to the specifics of the male experience; and, though this new walk and book will be a companion to Warnscale it would be have its own title, identity and set of material.
To create this work I will following a similar creative and research methodology that I developed when creating Warnscale. This will involve a series of mapping-walks with men experiencing in/fertility, fertility treatment, donation and the possibility of biological childlessness. I will also carry out research work in a fertility clinic and with fertility experts, support groups and sociologists together with field work on site in the chosen landscape.
More info soon.
If you are interested in being involved please email me via [email protected]