‘Waiting for the Sunrise’ (To follow the light) - - Performance, digital photography, digital video, sculpture, varied dimensions (2011)
Undertaken as a means for research, walking journeys in the city allowed for emerging themes, such as pilgrimage, walking-the-life-line, and potentiality. Part of the research was undertaken whilst under the guidance of the choreographer Rosemary Butcher, during the ‘Critical Pathways’ workshop, which took place at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios in January 2011. The moving body and the plane tree, a variety imported into the city, became read as intertwined: as the 'body/tree', a symbol of rhizomatic structures and nomadism. The records of the journeys, as well as material produced in the studio during the same period, provided the basis for the development of a collaborative research project, to be a visual art installation, including digital photography, digital video and suspended sculptures, as well as a durational performance. The project was conceived to be installed in an open access space, so that audiences could remain on the installation site as long as they wished to engage with the artwork.