Nomadic Village 2012 was an international arts residency that took place 21st May – 3rd June in Wolsingham, County Durham. The residency brought together 32 international artists whose practices are stimulated by collaboration and working across borders, and Wideyed was delighted to take part.

Foreign Bodies, the project Wideyed conceived for this residency, was inspired by a mix of Mass Observation’s ‘science of ourselves’ and the NPIA (National Police Improvement Agency) forensic training facility at Harperley Hall in Wolsingham parish. Using evidence collection techniques based loosely on scientific methodology, the work involved the identification and quantification of materials, collection and classification of observations and specimens, mapping, and the creation of evidential imagery that formed the basis of a forensically inspired installation piece and an artist’s book.

To find out more about this project, please explore the online archive in our Foreign Bodies website.



The Nomadic Village 2012 was lead by:

Participating Artists: