Paul Chaney

Paul Chaney is a self-taught artist researching through a mix of participatory and durational art practices both local and global in scale. Until 2012 he led FIELDCLUB – a micro-farm designed using bespoke computer software. Recently he has been investigating industrial growth and the agency of geological materials in Eastern Europe.

Paul was selected as artist in residence at Kestle Barton in Helston, as part of the Soil Culture project, coordinated by the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World. During his residency, he produced a ‘Breast Plough’o’metric’ an accurate replica of an ancient breast plough found in Helston Museum, Cornwall. His replica exhibited at White Moose as part of the Soil Culture: Young Shoots exhibition from 16 April – 4 June, examined the connections between environmental politics, site-specific art, and site-sensitive architecture, exploring the narrow separation between green ideology and survivalist fantasy (CCANW).