Sophie Mason Art

Dig Collective

Dig Collective

Dig Collective was formed along with William Bock, Mark Dunstan and Alberto Duman in 2014 when an old vicarage in Hackney was slated for demolition, including the original Medieval gardens. The result was Hole Story the digging of a hole and the use of this space by invited artists, writers and musicians to explore ideas of ritual, nature, community and gentrification within the ever changing cityscape of London. 

Visit Dig Collective's website and see videos of the dig and burial by William Bock

The finished hole.

The finished hole.

Resting.

Resting.

Day one of the dig. See a video of the dig here.

Day one of the dig. See a video of the dig here.

Grave Matters: Gareth Evans curates an event with writers speaking from the hole.

Grave Matters: Gareth Evans curates an event with writers speaking from the hole.

Katabasis: James Tabbush and Alexis Niarchos residency in the hole. Performance, sculptures and film.

Katabasis: James Tabbush and Alexis Niarchos residency in the hole. Performance, sculptures and film.

Turning the hole into a pinhole camera. (Photo by William Bock)

Turning the hole into a pinhole camera. (Photo by William Bock)

Preparing the hole for burial.

Preparing the hole for burial.

Burial of the hole. See video here.

Burial of the hole. See video here.

The hole re-buried. 

The hole re-buried. 

Gig in a hole: Ed Harkness.

Gig in a hole: Ed Harkness.

Swan song: Freya Gabie's residency, 12 hours of singing in the hole.

Swan song: Freya Gabie's residency, 12 hours of singing in the hole.

Dig Collective on the first day of Hoarding a project with Peer Gallery and Real Estates.

Dig Collective on the first day of Hoarding a project with Peer Gallery and Real Estates.

Dig Collective at Hackney Wick Art Festival giving a voice to soil from the hole.

Dig Collective at Hackney Wick Art Festival giving a voice to soil from the hole.