Project supported by English Heritage
Eynsford Castle, Kent
‘Romancing the Stone’ took a little visited Norman castle ruin and for two days and one night turned it into an installation that investigated the ravages of time and historical use.
Utilising tiny interventions in the huge space, the audience were challenged to study the structure and its history as they sought to find them. Crystal beaded cobwebs clung to the stonework, myriads of small white tethered moths turned in the wind, silver pigeons once again graced their roosting holes and wire hunting dogs ghosted the area where once the kennels were situated…a hide and seek installation by day, each work was illuminated by night –the artist facilitating the ruin to fulfill its popular romantic destiny.