Endarken progressed through the Spring with 2 public events. One at Poppit sands and one on Manorbier beach, with shared propositions to those gathered to work together through the falling darkness with some prepared objects. Hazel rods cut in the winter in our garden, ends painted with clay paint, to reflect any light…They are curious things, they tangle, create their own structure, seem to have magnetic qualities, and they appear to glow as the light fades. Read More
A short residency at Manorbier Reading Room Thursday 25 January 2018
Walk to the sea at sunset, watch the sun fall beneath the horizon over the sea, turn and walk back to the reading room. Light a candle on the table, walk in a room of shadows. Lying on the floor, the room becoming dark, I draw the figures i remember from the beach by candle light.
‘The future is dark, which is on the whole, the best the future can be, i think.’ Virginia Wolf 1915. I am embarking on some new work this winter, in a domain that continues to intrigue me. En darken is an enquiry into the human implications of the disappearing phenomena of darkness. How might performance, specifically dance practice, reveal the darkness as ecological resource? and how might an ecology of embodied practice be developed as a Read More