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12 Sep 19

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Reflect artist Ulf Pedersen took a trip to Bude in the summer in preparation for his new artwork Karma Seas at Bude Sea Pool.  Through a series of briefings, talks and workshops running since early spring, REFLECT has brought people together to discuss their experiences of living near the coast and their connections to their environment. These experiences will all feed into an exciting outdoor sound and light event, featuring Ulf Pedersen’s new work, as well as intimate pop up folk gigs, plus new artworks from local sound artists and community groups.

NOTES FROM AN ARTIST: ULF PEDERSEN, SUMMER 2019 

Arrived on site to the issue of getting near the site to offload the kit. Council not picking up phones. 

A short drive across the Downs felt like a funfair ride. All went well in the dry weather - could be a different story in Autumn!

Offload. Met Emily on the cliff top trying hard to compose a shot against a very unpicturesque chain link fence! Quick manoeuvre down to sea level - the cliffs and beach huts offering a far better backdrop.

Bring on the school group - plenty of commotion as we compose ourselves into an orderly group. Ahem. Students artwork in hand - so far so good.

Into the hub to meet Ethan & Issie - 2 fabulous collaborators assisting me with content for the project having been through many issues themselves.

A very inspiring, revealing meeting. Thank you both for your participation in this very exciting project.

REFLECT is happening in Bude and Gravesham this October.
Find out more: REFLECT BUDE REFLECT GRAVESHAM 

Photographs by Emily Whitfield-Wicks REFLECT BUDE. International artist Ulf Pedersen (who's work will be projected onto the cliff by Bude Sea Pool).

Photograph by Emily Whitfield-Wicks REFLECT BUDE. International artist Ulf Pedersen (who's work will be projected onto the cliff by Bude Sea Pool). L-R Isabella Morgan (one of the collaborators for the Reflect Project), Ulf Pedersen, Lucy Storry and Fern Paton from Budehaven School.