In 1975 Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmeister told 'Sounds' magazine that Motörhead would be “the dirtiest rock’n’roll band in the world. If we moved in next door, your lawn would die.”
Next Doör is a series of etoliated landworks, or a contemporary, ephemeral Geoglyph at the Supernormal 2016 site, resulting from air/sunlight deprivation to photosynthesis.
Scaled, weighted tarps are laid out in during the festival install and construction period, connected by a selection of the slabwood planks used across the site, providing a stencil for a solar photogram.
A design or sigil reflects aspects of the founding tenets of Braziers Park: creativity, community and radical educational models: the Mythological Greek allusions of Dorothy Revel to Norman Glaister’s interest in woodcraft and work.
The theme, scale and orientation of the work is dictated by the classical references Revel and Glaister made in their writing and community work:
Revel's book , Cheiron's Cave: A School of the Future (1928) refers to the noble teacher and mortally wounded healer of Greek Myth, who schooled Achilles and, for Revel, inspired new pedagogical approaches via developmental psychology and self-expression.
He appears as a terrestrial reflection of the stellar constellation bearing his name, otherwise known as Centaurus.
The work covers an area of approximately 1900 square metres, established by a diameter of 40.336 metres from its Alpha and theta stars. This equates to two Chains, each comprising of 100 theoretical Links, as Glaister, who used the name Desmos for ceremonial occasions and acts while an active member of The Order of Woodcraft Chivalry.
Thanks to Jim Woodall, and all at Supernormal.
Photo credits: Dennis Pearson (CEO Chiltern Airsports Centre) and Laura Dee Milnes.