Merz Barn Langdale, Cumbria
In May of 2013, Rachel was one of six artists studying on the MA Fine Art Course at the Univeristy of Central Lancashire, to take part in a 10 day residency at Kurt Schwitter Merz Barn in Cumbria. Over the10 day period the artists engaged in various group and individual projects. The group is hoping to host an exhibition of works and documentation of the projects to take place soon.
Merz Land Art
The group assisted in creating a Merz typography land art piece. This involved raking over the land, measuring and marking out the dimensions of each letter of the word Merz to the right scale. Poppy seeds were then planted where each letter would rest. Now every Spring we hope to see MERZ spelt out in red poppies over the hill lawn.
Artist Involved include Rachel Pursglove, Matthew Birchall, Tao Lashley-Burnley, Heather Chou, Charlotte Calland and Alex McIntosh.