RL Wilson has a live, durational, socially-embedded practice.
Situating himself on a site or location for months and even years, Wilson unpicks the everyday and extraordinary aspects of a place and its people, both in the moment and over time – with outcomes multiple and varied including; sound art, live performance, radio, text, theatre, and the moving image – all firmly rooted in notions of both ‘liveness’ and permanence.
Wilson has previously exhibited, screened, performed and played nationally and internationally including at; Yorkshire Sculpture International, HOME, Manchester, V&A Museum, London, and Full of Noises, Art Gene, and Signal, in Barrow, Cumbria.
For RE Drift, Wilson is embedded on the borders of the Lake District and coastline of West Cumbria where his ongoing concerns are collaboration, connection, and our relationships to local environments; exploring sustainable models for both climate and social concerns and how we operate supportively and responsibly, whilst challenging our preconceptions of place. In responding to this he brought together an informal collection of local residents and invited artists – to utilise an abandoned hut on a remote coastal sand dune. This area is now used as a space for reflection and response to the natural environment via creative, scientific, militaristic and historical triggers. This project was in partnership with Dynamic Dunescapes and supported by Full of Noises and Muncaster Castle.