Peter Bodenham, visual artist

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TRACE – THE CAT SHOW

CARDIFF ART IN TIME
International Performance Art

14th – 17th March 2007
Cardiff School of Art & Design [CSAD]
University of Wales Institute Cardiff [UWIC]

Sculpture Court & locations, CSAD
Ointment – ‘Scratch’

crafu chicken drawing

Ointment responded to the courtyard environment of the college site. The group carried several hundred bales of straw through the building into the garden courtyard, radically changing the space. The collective created a durational action by constructing a structure that visitors moved through, witnessing other group members responding and altering the space. Peter Bodenham constructed a mobile hen house and transported chickens into this urban environment. The group collectively gardened, planting fruit bushes and vegetables. Within 24 hrs the structure had been dismantled leaving a small vegetable garden and residue of straw.

hen house

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