The town is (or appears to be) built all of silver.
It is on an island round which the river runs.
The harbour is full of ships.
-The fourth branch of the Mabinogi
Caer Arianrhod (2017) was a commission for Stamp Castell 02: Art Around the Castle, in which artists were invited to respond specifically to the site; exhibiting work within Caernarfon Castle's walls.
Caer Arianrhod , ‘The castle of the silver circle’ is a small island submerged roughly two miles from the shore of Dinas Dinlle. At a low tide, you can still see the surfacing rocks of the fortress, which is a land as equally real as it is imaginary. The installation carried the emblem of a silver trapeze, an unoccupied swing standing static in a moving space. Collaborating alongside the sculpture was the artist & musician Hywel Edwards, whose long-duration performance embodied
the cyclical frequencies of water in empty space. Our intention was to invite an audience into the anticipation of a performance, where the trace of a woman; confounded and connected to a rock in the middle of the sea, still trembles.