Orchard Park

2005-2008

Shared Vision - Making the Visible Invisible

 

GROUND TEXT

 

Layers of human traces revealed using:

 

Original handwriting selected from the Chivers archival record books

 

Chiver’s secret colour formulas for making jellies taken from the Chiver’s logbooks could be directly inscribed on to different ground and wall surfaces throughout the development

 

Cambridgeshire folklore collected from conversations with Cambridge residents, the archives record books from Cambridge Folk Museum

 

Cambridgeshire folklore which could be directly inscribed /sandblasted on to different ground and wall surfaces throughout the development. For example:

 

“If two women pour tea from the same pot during a meal one of them can expect a child within the next twelve months.”

 

The reproduction of the Chivers Awards, a series of unique illustrations given to ordinary individuals “for a job well done” who worked in different departments.

 

These illustrations are simple and clear and could be etched, carved on to street lamps; gates; entrances or projected onto wall surfaces or water.