Live movement with film

Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Part Two

Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Dartington Hall June 2022 (Part Two). In Part One I wrote mainly covered Sunday and Monday of the Symposium with an extension into the rest of the period to account for the Amerta thread of work running through from the Animate-in-Animate Collective. Tuesday morning was focused on getting through my Disrupted Meadow presentation in Studio 6. …

Beech Tree branches in undergrowth

Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Part One

Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Dartington Hall June 2022 (Part One).[1] I didn’t expect to be accepted to participate in this. I was pleasantly surprised by the ‘Yes’ to my presentation Disrupted Meadow and additionally thrilled to be asked to be on the Nature Speaking Nature Writing Panel[2] led by Triarchy Press. Will I get it together for the symposium? Back …

Mum, the muse and her dogs

Mum, the muse and her dogs When working the first draft of ‘Disrupted Meadow’ (the one featured here), the opening was disrupted by the entrance of a passerby’s dog.  The Labrador couldn’t help itself entering the space I had carefully marked out on the edge of a meadow near a gate. The chance disruption to play is often a serendipitous …

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021 I am in Charmouth again, on Stonebarrow, again, and it is around the time Matt Hancock gets into a bit of bother. Life is like a meadow and it can get disrupted. Careers get disrupted. Journeys get disrupted. A death is disruptive. I begin my presentation with a poem: Sky is Meadow I am …

Follow the Stone: Pre-amble

Follow the Stone: Pre-amble Preamble[1]:before a walk begins. A thought pathway in two parts: 2021 and 1961. Part One 2021 Now Whenever I leave the house I am always going ‘Somewhere, there’s a place for us’ It’s clear, simple and obvious.   How I go is the question. Why I go is the other question.   I am “going to …

Follow the Stone Part Four: Stopping Places – the aerodrome

Follow the Stone Part Four: Stopping Places – the aerodrome I became conscious in re-working Follow the Stone for a short film edit after Virtual Strata  [1] that the piece represented the inner and outer world of Lockdown[2] for me. I think the strands for further development are in the film, and in the continuous working of the 8K walk …