Taylor Nuttall was commissioned to be Artist in Residence at Lancaster and Clitheroe Auction Marts January 2001 - July 2001.
The project would investigate new contexts and collaborations involving digital media and art with farming and rural communities in the North West, UK.
However, because of the outbreak of Foot and Mouth in the UK this project adopted a different strategy. Littoral and Taylor Nuttall have since been closely tracking developments within the rural communites and in the media surrounding the Foot and Mouth crisis.
'A Crisis Too Far' is the arts response to the foot-and-mouth crisis <www.footandmouthdoc.com> using the internet and digital art to forge new rural partnerships and support the farming community. A unique initiative to participate with Britain's farming and rural communities at a time of crisis.
Initiated by LITTORAL Arts (an Arts and Agricultural Change Initiative) and funded by the Arts Council of England, the website project is being coordinated and designed by NW region artist Taylor Nuttall.