Everywhere Here, Always Now
I’m currently working between iC4C and Wainsgate Chapel with my partner and collaborator Rob Hopper, developing a channel between these two places/spaces explored as both real and imaginary locations.
I am bridging space through live and recorded interventions working with a camera, a computer and live-action words, working inside and out, wandering between streets and fields and finding ways to bring the two together.
I am interested in how a space is transported from one place to another and how people and places can be viscerally experienced from afar. 2020 has been a year in which Zoom and other online platforms constantly locate distant places in one virtual space suspended somewhere in between; everybody everywhere and somehow all in the same place.
Me and Rob will be looking at how we can experience substance and liveness through online platforms and how other times and places and realities can find their way into live events. I resisted offering online for the longest time because of a fascination with live encounters – to the physicality of being in the same space with other people.
After starting to do things differently, it made me aware of the potential for interaction and experience in virtual encounters become accessible to people who otherwise couldn’t be there.
I’ve been hosting regular online Open Practice sessions and also regular online sessions with a group of artists using Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores as a system of communication for composing collaboratively, in which the potential of interactive composition for the screen has become a very live and engaging experience.
I’m thinking about bridges between places, about how to experience the presence of someone in another part of the world and how to offer someone an experience of where I am /what I’m doing/seeing and visa versa.
As part of the residency, I am offering Open Practice sessions online.
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