Crossing Borders 2016 | 11 October, 7 - 8.30pm | The Village Dance
A reflection on how bodies practice places and how these processes might be part of experiencing and re imagining a village...
Simon talks about a current preoccupation with the realm of social ecology, on how people might practice home, make sense of their environment and interact together. He discusses the strategies and propositions he employs that invite an individual to be part of something that is bigger than their individual being. A cluster of experiences, sometimes dances, that may amplify and inculcate resonance or joy and help to build an unbounded sense of village and communities.
Furniture/Studies For Maynard - performance installation and workshop | Sat 19 Nov
Furniture is a workshop that emerges from the ideas informing Studies for Maynard. It explores the relationships between body and object through movement and asks if there can be an ecological practice embedded in existing together and with the objects and life forms around us.
Bring a domestic object or piece of furniture to work with - found, or lived with...
Movement artist Simon Whitehead works from his base in rural West Wales and internationally. He has developed a body of work from the pedestrian. Encountering situations at walking pace his works are place sensitive and often involve a process of ritual reconstruction through the body, live performance, sound and sensory media.
Over the last 8 years he has collaborated closely on many of these works with sound artist Barnaby Oliver and his work continues to embrace notions of plurality and the collaborative process with other artists, the public, place and animals.