Canalology: Samantha Penn

Canalology: Samantha Penn

My art practice revolves around colloquialisms and fragments of lifestyles, with story, text and community all integral to the work I make.  I am also interested in how digital means of communication can function alongside art projects.

I wanted to use Canalology to present the unique character of Tottenham’s canalways through the voices of its residents and regulars.  To do this, in my opinion, I needed to step back from making and focus instead on broadcasting.  I’ve created a blog called Words of Tottenham and am in the process of finding local writers and text focused artists to contribute to it.  All work will be credited to the artist and will be accessible through QR codes on 3rd May.

I will be running a number of writing workshops/wanderings along the canalways over the coming months; if you’d like to take part or find out more about the project please contact me at wordsoftottenham@gmail.com.