An opportunity for movement artists to step out and explore their local landscapes with ‘Going Home…Home is always going’ – a live workshop and audio practice with leading artist Simon Whitehead – in collaboration with Groundwork and Articulture.
*Live Physical Practice Workshop
Tuesday 8 September 2020 11.30am – 12.30pm
Simon invites exploration of scores and frameworks for working both in situ and remotely with others – ‘We will prepare ourselves to work and relate to our locales and to collaborate within a fold of places, atmospheres, materials and other beings. In our work together we will consider how our moving is always a way of going home…’
To take part – You will need Zoom, a WIFI connection, a blanket, notebook/journal, pen/cil, and access to outdoors, if possible.
Optional extra – Drop in half an hour before at 11am, or for half an hour after the workshop to say hello, catch up, and ask questions with Groundwork and Articulture.
Booking – Email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
We warmly welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and abilities including Black, Asian and minority ethnic/POC, refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and/or LGBTQI+ to this space. Please do contact us to discuss any access requirements you have in advance, so we can provide facilities for you to take part.
Available from Tuesday 22nd September
A drift and compositional exercise created by Simon to explore your locality, with an opportunity to share your reflections – writing, recordings, drawings.
This audio practice is complimentary to the workshop, but can also work as a standalone personal practice.
Download – www.groundworkpro.com
About Simon Whitehead
Over the last 20 years Simon has located much of his practice in the valley close to his home in Cwm Cych. Through walking in this Valley he collaborates physically in a world of materials and events- making itinerant performance, often fleeting, ephemeral and playful.
He hosts Locator, an ongoing incubator workshop that researches ecological ideas through movement practice, situated in Tycanol, an ancient sessile oak woodland in west Wales. He is currently growing a dance floor with plants and herbs at Plas Glyn y Weddw on the Llyn peninsula, Newground/Tirnewydd will be a place of encounter and touch in a fold of human, plant and wild life.
Simon is also a craniosacral therapist and is currently doing an AHRC funded PhD at Glasgow University; Soft Matter researches the relationships between ecological ideas, touch and movement practice.
This Groundwork and Articulture collaboration bringing together two current initiatives for creative inspiration during lockdown – Groundwork’s Live Physical Practice, and Articulture’s Outdoor Arts Creative Zooms.
This project was made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales’s National Lottery Fund.