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Thereby Hangs a Tale

Thereby Hangs a Tale

Projected digital images.
Meadow Arts commission (2013)

Rebecca Farkas undertook an artist's residency at Croft Castle & Parkland, where she investigated the fabric of the place, both materially and in terms of the stories and tales that live on through its inhabitants and visitors, past and present.

"The veracity of the histories of a place are sometimes impossible to prove, the truth is unknown and unknowable, but we retell these stories because we like the way that they sound and feel in our imaginations."

Rebecca Farkas 

The resulting work, Thereby Hangs a Tale, was originally projected in the castle's slate store for 2013 exhibition Time Will Tell, and is now re-sited for In Another Light on a grand scale. The projection on the outer walls of the castle's grounds brings the castle's contents out into the open and subtly references the legends and tales of this ancient place.

Rebecca Farkas

Rebecca Farkas uses light to transform the most prosaic of materials into images of artificial beauty, exploring the duality between what is seen and how the image was created. Farkas investigates colour, light and material through photography, video and installation art, transforming spaces and finding new ways of seeing the everyday.

During her artist's residency at Croft the public had a chance to witness how Farkas achieves these transformations and to follow the process used in the making of the work; at once technically complex and deceptively simple.

Farkas grew up on a range of travelling circuses and settled in Herefordshire in 2005, before attaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. The circus has had a huge influence on her artistic practice and explains her attraction to light, colour and the power of transformation.