Journeys in Performance
An article I had published earlier this year opens with the line “Performance as an art form is live, ephemeral, and of the moment” (Cultural Geographies, April 2020). Are these words still relevant in the context of this global pandemic?
As a performance-researcher I am keen to examine the way in which contemporary performance-making responds to social, political, ecological and cultural events. I have previously written about the flurry of creative activity which was…Continue
Over the last two years we have been investigating an inexorable web of entanglement between story and place that has emerged during creative research projects. In the following essay we will recount how our experiences working on two such projects during the time of Covid have informed our understanding of the nature of this entanglement and…Continue
My name’s Sarah, I am 32 years old, and I am in companionship with pain . . .
I am trying to listen to you.
To get to know your qualities, character and atmosphere.
To mark you.
To see what you have to say.
Days before the lockdown began, we made it back to Bamff Estate in Perthshire - the site of Scotland's first reintroduced beavers. Moving on from our usual walking methods, we donned neoprene and attempted some creative swimming experiments. While our usual writing and research is curtailed, here are some images and a couple of short texts from Lewis Hetherington.
Also see Laura Bissell's 'Landscaping with beavers' just published in…Continue
My new article about our performance field work at rewilding sites has just been published. Read it at…Continue