“Revealing a site and narrative through exposing the incomplete erasure of some things that have past and re-placing that narrative, that erasure back into the public domain is central to Falcini’s art and process”. (Dr Sally Payen)
In the post-industrial landscapes of the Thames and Medway estuaries in North Kent and the Severn estuary in Wales exists tensions of faded/fading industry, bio-diversity, ornithology, water sources, heritage and community. These things are complex yet rich territory for accumulating matter, for templates to absorb knowledge and to compile research as starting points.
Yet the point is to reveal and not to impose. To gather, to sift and to filter information; visual, scientific, incidental, documentary and to dig until a thing or things begin to emerge, to seek the light. The process of investigation must go through stages, extracting and uncovering fine details, the small and unseen that might have been overlooked or missed in the grand scheme of things.
Once grains of detail become apparent through careful nurture, a form of cross-pollination may then be applied through human encounter, concepts, experiments, science, materiality and dialogue. Alchemy of parts can begin to emerge.