The Show, Tauragnai, Lithuania

This exhibition became a restrospective opportunity as well as the long awaited Ranch 20 moment.

It's on for another few weeks, if anyone is in the neigbourhood.

So many thank yous to Daiva Kviklyte-Cebyliene, the Museum's caretaker, curator, Inga Motiejuniene, Antanas Budvytis for his translation of various texts, Nijole Suminiene (librarian and invigilator), Ranch protagonists, friends & family for this moment.

More images to follow shortly.


the Pirate, Nathan Back-Chamness LTRSS2015

In wondering how to progress or mark this years summer, restrictions on travel from various starting positions and destination, we are taking a break from a weekly event to run a few developing sessions. We started with one conversation the 25th July, with various updates and introductions followed by the 15th Aug.

We are kindly able to show last years catalogue with some artefacts at the Tauragnu Regional Museum with generous curatorial input from Daiva & Inga (artefacts and matter), Stasys, Gabor and other Ranch protagonists. 

Meanwhile, I feverishly(sic) work with the landscape uncovering last year's works during our online/on site collaboration, checking up on the cherry tree (Charissa), Meg's 'tylweth teg' (those I have found so far), sonic landscapes, Rachel's 'Space Garden', and other landscape moments which exist as thoughts and memories within the pages of the 2020 catalogue and update of the X Ranch compilation. Lovely to catch up with everyone from various years of summer session as well as projects and meanwhile moments. Look forward to seeing everyone plus apologies on the 15th Aug.

left to right: Kristina: Stučiai, LT
Niall Healy, Charissa Turner, 
Nicola Tsioupra: UK
Nattanit Egsangul, Bankgok
Jeffrey Adjei, Lagos
Annemarie Piscaer, Rotterdam
Diya Seepaul, Slough
Chayada Dissataporn, London

This Year's - 2020 - Session, residency and remote collaborations - the publication

Our #Ranch20 Publication is ready. A session from varied remote regions in dialogue with the Ranch. This is our Part 1.

We will have a Part 2 in the spring, hopefully on location with a few more local participants.

Thank you to all participants, the extended Ranch Community, Stučiai et al. for this year's extraordinary series of conversations, events & moments, exchanges, experimentations and perseverance.


Ranch Summer 2020_Dialogues no3

Back in Nov/Dec 2019, we were optimistic about this summer, plans were being made, dates configured, the beavers were beavering, reinstating waterways if small after wreaking havoc to the water levels in the hamlet during the fall /winter. Conversations about the ground maintenance, clearing the stream, the sudden growth of a fledgling forest.
A great team was coming together, veterans with welcomed new protagonists.

Winter was again a light affair. The crippling cold was missed, the ecosystem being monitored to the effects of how this missed frozen sterilisation would shift the habitat.

By February, there were clues cast that we may not be travelling physically this summer, but perhaps we move forward to see how we may develop our own landscapes where ever we are.

Meeting 3: Great to see everyone!
Apologies received from Fay Fahti, Declan Ralph, Chayada Dissataporn, Vilius Jokubaitis, Jacob Hedge
With this series of conversations, we are able to chat, share, imagine, listen, tell stories, share online documentation with the idea of developing parallel narratives from our personal landscapes. We hope to share a week of more focussed events during the original dates of the Ranch 2020 Summer Session 18-26 July.

Please let us know if anyone would like to join for an event during this time frame.
More information to follow here, and/or on our Instagram @lt_ranch_space

X Summer Session catalogue 2019 - Acts of Removal

Finally...Goodness me.
Here is the link to view this years anniversary session (and past years) at our oasis making space in the landscape on ISSUU. Not quite the X book yet but a great session to remember and dream about possible themes & projects for next summer.
Thank you to everyone for their hard work on this issue, the support from UAL-Chelsea and UCA-Canterbury for the first print run.
This is the link to purchase a copy or PDF.

Ranch Community Portrait UAL MA ISD 2019

Dan van Orsouw, Jeffrey Adjei, Fay Fathi, Nathan Back-Chamness, Chayada Dissataporn, Kristina Kotov, Nattanit Eksangul, Kejun Cojoy Liu, Niall Healy, Owain Caruana-Davies, Aaron McPeake + (I'm sorry we weren't introduced)
This is a somewhat incomplete, but a nice community portrait of various years of the Ranch Participants, supporters in kind and gesture from the opening evening of the UAL MA ISD Summer Show were we kindly were offered a space to show the Summer Session's moments in image, draft catalogue.
Thank you to everyone + UAL and UCA Canterbury School of Architecture ++. Good to gather.

The show continues until the 12th Sept 2019.

LT Ranch @ the UAL Summer Show 2019

The LT Ranch X session catalogue will show this year at UAL MA Interior & Spatial Design Summer Show opening this eveing the 6th Sept- 12 Sept.
With thanks to the Course Leader, Amritt Flora. Also Aaron McPeake, Anna Baranowska and Julia Dwyer for their support for this session.

The Session catalogue, with layouts of projects by participants is making its 'proof' edition debut.
Archival material and edited with the help of Jeffrey Adjei and Declan Ralph. Many thank you's.

We hope to have the final catalogue printed soon in a limited edition for now, with thanks to UAL MAISD and UCA Canterbury School of Architecture.

Thank you to the Print Bureau @ UCA Canterbury for their support for this exhibition.

Composition 1960 #2 an homage- Le Monte Young

In the many hours spent around the fire over these years, listening to it, watching to it, playing with the heat for cooking various sorts of foods, and for many a chilly evenings- sitting ever closer to it or further from it depending on the weather, suddenly coming upon the BBC's  programme of 'Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: the Magic of Minimalism. Series 1:1: California' exploring the 'prophets without honour' : Le Monte Young and Terry Riley.

This piece Composition 1960 #2 seems to have been played and recorded in New York
then another time in Moscow:

The score is from the former link above.

We hope we can play/compose a movement this summer during this year's Summer Session.

If we manage this one it would be our third musical/sonic recording from the Ranch:
Composition 2015 #1
Composition 2018 #1 the air intake thrust of the kilns, especially Marc 3
Composition 2019 #1 attempt to record the sound emitted from the Roof House welded brackets in April 2019- didn't take but resonates, the season and wind coincided, in July the wind moves differently. Will be patient for next April.
Composition 2019 #2 (in hope of recording July 2019 to share.)

X Year Anniversary + Summer Session Dates 2019

Preparations have begun for this years Summer Session and other plans for marking this X year moment. Who would have thought we would be counting, so a year give or take is just fine. In the grand scheme of things we were not the first roaming this landscape, and the flora and fauna roam regardless in their own public spatial meanderings...
This years dates are approx 18-28 July.
Please get in touch if anyone is in the neighbourhood and would like to drop by.