They work from what’s ‘there’, what is immediate to us, through a process of playing out this focus through socially engaged practice, including participation and intervention with the locals of a place. The work itself takes shape from these site-specific exchanges happening, via simple invitations to get involved - always free, with previous experience not considered - the work is completely utilitarian. Foundationally, Mary & Craig’s work is driven by a want to physically see the connection form between people and place - a line of focus which has continuously allowed and allows us at Folkestone Fringe to reflect on what we ourselves do, and the benefits of believing in the power of this connection. Magic Carpets continuously prompts us to think about what is changing between us and the foundations which make a place, and further, what our job is within this.
- Extracted from Olivia Franklin's 2021 Review on our part in Magic Carpets: Year 4