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Foam Party

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Foam Party

Josie Ballin

I'm always up for a creative adventure, so when a friend Lucie invited me to a local Open Studios, at Jubilee Wharf in Penryn, I was game. I have been involved in more than my fair share of Open Studios events and it was clear from the outset that Foam was going to be a little different...

Foam describe themselves as a 'cultural laboratory re-imagining possible futures at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life'. It all sounded very impressive, perhaps a little intimidating - however happily it was manifested in playful, human and tactile ways. We were shown interactive weaving with magnets, sound installation dance-mats and food tasting experiments. This future was all much more Doc Brown* higgledy piggledy than gleaming NASA. 

Foam Kernow is part of a wider collective spanning Amsterdam, Brussels and Stockholm and I love that Cornwall is part of a creative movement prototyping possible futures. Because of its very nature - it is hard to sum Foam up. They are the 'what if?' Gently forging new paths and playfully exploring worlds that don't yet exist. 

*Got to love a Back to the Future reference.

Image: Work by Foam Kernow. Photograph by Josie Ballin
Words: Josie Ballin