SLQS – Find.ers.Keep.ers

This is mixed media collage with a poem. The poem reads 'In a bare landscape, Hard ground and dust, Following a public path, Colonised by farmers, Walking alone, Easter is coming'
Colonised by farmers - Artwork by SLQS
This is mixed media collage with a poem. The poem reads 'In a bare landscape, Hard ground and dust, Following a public path, Colonised by farmers, Walking alone, Easter is coming'
Colonised by farmers – Artwork by SLQS

Find.ers.Keep.ers is a series of performative acts and visual artwork. This work sheds light on the threat of bridleways becoming extinguished in the UK.

Through a series of performative acts, I ride, walk, run and map these unrecorded lanes with(out) my equine and creative partner Spirit of Saigon. Find.ers.Keep.ers questions ideas around rights to roam, land rights and diversity in the equestrian world. As a Franco-Vietnamese artist and rider living in East London, I immerse myself in the British countryside, changing the colour of its landscape and challenging the rural representation in the UK.

The documentation of these performative acts – photos, videos, maps, memories and personal reflections – becomes the material I work with to create a series of visual artwork.

As an urban woman of mixed heritage, I map and write down my encounters on these walks on individual blog posts that you can explore too.

Website for the project: https://www.workbyslqs.com/work/finderskeepers

Instagram @find.ers.keep.ers

SLQS is a Franco-Vietnamese artist living in East London. Her work is provocative: it questions the politics of space, the pressures against it & who is excluded from it. She reclaims space by immersing herself and others in the public realm. SLQS invites her audience to decolonise spatial orders from imperialist, sexist & racist structures. Her practice is multidisciplinary: from performance to live art, photography, writing, walking and visual art.

Instagram @sarahlqs
Website: https://www.workbyslqs.com/