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[ A LABORATORY OF FASCINATIONS, ACTIVATIONS  -  MAKING STUFF HAPPEN IN THE IN-BETWEEN ]

"In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas corpora..." Ovid, Metamorphosis  "I have in mind shapes transformed to bodies strange..."

The NOVA Creative Lab project

Joining the dots, in search of new perspectives and unexpected combinations in the edge-lands of ecological and social settings, the NOVA approach is to explore

and re-imagine webs of relationships between people, places and some of the challenges of change.

Methods range from practical incubations and nursing creative relationships to the launching of wilder flights of fantasy.

Challenging accepted norms, NOVA uses intuitive deep-mapping and fresh thinking to juxtapose:

|  personal + political |  city + country  |  real + imaginary  |  possible + impossible  |  insider + outsider  |  fact + imagination  |

|  myth + history  |  archaeological + contemporary  |  light + shadow  |  doing + talking  |  being + walking  |  ...


The scope of NOVA Creative Lab activities includes: creative consultancy, place/culture/community explorations, imaginative land-use strategies + landscape/ecological-designs, enduring public artworks and ephemeral sculptural interventions


Antony Lyons is NOVA project manager. The Creative Lab functions alongside his solo eco-creative practice.


NOVA's invited associates and past collaborations include: Nick Hand, Kate Smith, Jon Pigott, Iain Biggs, Scott Farlow, Marcus Jefferies, Pandora Vaughan, Val Steel


An offshoot - NOVA formula - emerged in 2013, and is mostly concerned with production of film and sound works in eco-social settings.


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