On location: (re)visiting the past
Performance. Experience. Presence. (PEP)
Theatre, Dance and Performance research seminar
Wednesday 2 March 2016 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Room 309 Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
On_Location-filmstill_Jan_2016This paper shares initial outcomes of my recent scoping trips to sites in the Devon landscape, for a new project that explores embodied feminisms in relation to the land, guided by the artist’s book, Escaping Notice, published by Annabel Nicolson in 1977. A significant figure of the British feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, who operated across a range of practices from performance to expanded cinema and experimental music, Nicolson put her female body and the performed tasks of domestic labour in an ‘other’ place, to create hybrid concepts and paradoxical notions that both reveal and conceal the feminine in and out of place.
Still image from On Location filming (January 2016)