Fourthland is a place envisioned by artists Isik and Eva, as a place to delve into the interconnectedness of the creative process, producing work across mediums of sculpture, installation, performance, film, social and ceremonial practice.
Through creating artworks as vessels for transforming exchange Fourthland repositions marginalised knowledge to address new modes of social and environmental consciousness. With a longstanding commitment to social practice the work serves as an antidote to disillusionment and modes of separation held in modern society.
Fourthland was formed in 2008 with the aim to merge art and life to make new myths about land and people. The myths that are essential to enchant and reposition forms of kinship.
Key themes in the work have been to revisit the notion of the sacred and the mysticism of crafting as a way to cultivate care and new types of culture to emerge – processes that bring multicultural groups together.
Isik and Eva have delivered long-term work with Estates across London – including 10 years working with the diverse communities on an East London social housing estate to create growing spaces and performances. Recent projects have involved working with Syrian refugee communities in Cornwall forging intercultural connections between Cornish and Syrian dance and folklore. As a practice Fourthland have also developed a series of performance rituals to work with groups through grief and transformation to create deeper and more intimate connections with the land.