Nella Aarne
Obsidian Coast
Obsidian Coast hosts exhibitions, residencies, events, workshops and a curated library. Built upon a desire to approach, stay with and transform in the presence of others, the programme is envisaged as a living organism, a coastal ecosystem, in which ever-shifting assemblages constitute a resonant web of ideas and ways of being. On this mythical coast, the ethics of the most intimate interactions that compose everyday life constitute the fundamental conditions from which to pursue sensitive approaches to research, practice and political thought. Giving space for unhurried development of ideas and co-emergence of multiple perspectives in lasting encounters, the coast is a life-affirming abode for gathering with principles of care and generosity. Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Obsidian Coast is run by Nella Aarne and Sam Smith.