Performing Landscape is the second in a series of professional development retreats for other artists. Set in a rural location this 5 night and 4 day retreat is designed to allow participants to engage with eco-centric approaches to performance making as well as enquiring into the potential for the natural landscape* to be seen as collaborator in performance making practice.
How can we shift the perspective from ourselves to ourselves with ‘other’ when it comes to being an artist? How far can this definition of ‘other’ extend? How can our approach be influenced by the nature of a river system? What can a nesting pair of birds tell us about collaboration, and what do we see of ourselves in all of this?
*A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.
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Performing Landscape was commissioned by the Live Art Development Agency in London as part of their DIY14 project, and the first iteration was hosted by Scottish Sculpture Workshop.