‘COMMENSALIS’ @ The Walcot Chapel, Bath
Opens Monday July 9th from 6 to 9 pm and runs to Sunday July 15th, daily from 12 noon.
‘Commensalis’ is a group of artists and performers from England, Sweden, Scotland and Wales who have joined together to present a programme of visual art, music, poetry and storytelling at the historic Walcot Chapel in Bath.
The word ‘Commensalis’ comes from Medieval Latin and it reflects a commensal relationship, that can involve one organism using another for housing, or utilising something created after its death.
We, the artists, are inhabiting a chapel created for the departed. We are using this house of the dead to house our work. Our relationship towards each other is symbiotic. The spirit of ‘Commensalis’ is reflected in the work we choose to place and perform in this chapel that once housed the dead.