Primordial at Fringe Arts Bath

Cleveland Pools, Bath 27-29 May, 3/4 June, 10/11 June

This exhibition brings together eleven artists whose work considers how humans and other species relate to water, often from an ecological and geopolitical perspective. All the work is presented digitally, with one-off performances stirring up the programme.

Annette Arlander presents a video work entitled Tide in Kan-Tiang, Amy Sharrocks is screening Swim, All Day Breakfast present a poetic soundpiece called Changing Rooms, Clare Bryden brings Green|Blue to the screen, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore are screening Reach and On Location, Antony Lyons presents Et in Arcadia, Jenny Wylie presents soundworks linking Bath to Baden Baden, Sarah Kelly presents a video work entitled I Write at Inappropriate Times, Sally E Dean presents performance piece called In Search of Water. Melt my Heart, Numb my Hands is a performance piece by Devon Forrester Jones, and Laura Denning presents the installation Soup.

(image: Sally E Dean – In Search of Water)

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Getting Around

It’s all go go go! It was very exciting last weekend to have my work on the big screen for the first time. The Future Imperfect Symposium at the University of Plymouth was brilliantly organised and so rich and diverse. A bursting programme, and a great mix of participants.

This weekend my latest short film ‘Liquid Mimesis‘ will be screened in Boston, USA, as part of the AAG AGM, before being screened at Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene at Bath Spa University at the end of the month. Inbetween time I get to slip off to Udine in Italy to deliver a paper at ‘Living Together on this Earth‘ – a conference about eco-sustainable narratives and environmental concerns.

After my first ever visit to the Venice Biennale in early May it will be my great pleasure to support pupils and teachers from Ysgol Glan Y Mor School in Burry Port in their final presentation as part of the Lead Creative Schools scheme (an Arts Council Wales national arts/education initiative).

A week later, Fringe Arts Bath opens, and the final selection for the show I’ve curated – Primordial Soup – will be announced any day now. At roughly the same time I shall be showing work and offering a participatory event at In Other Tongues at Schumacher College, before popping up to Leeds to take part in ‘Mediating Climate Change’ .

Shortly after that I present a paper at Sound and Environment at the University of Hull, and will hopefully meet the always amazing Leah Barclay. And as summer rolls on I take part in the Environmental Humanities Summer School at Bath Spa University, I screen work in the Immersive Theatre at the University of Plymouth as part of this years’ Balance Unbalance conference, and and and. Its all go go go!