STUDY GROUP: performance and landscape
ONLINE DISCUSSION with CAMP Plymouth & DELPHA HUDSON
Thursday 16th November 7-8.30pm
Thursday 14th December 7-8.30pm
Join artist Delpha Hudson to explore many of the ways artists are using local sites and landscapes for performance and collective actions.
Inviting research and discussion about using the ‘magic of encounter’ and the material symbolism of landscape, nature and place: using performance as ‘an optic acknowledging the affective ties between people and place’ (Pearson).
The study group aims to create conversations and connect CAMP members interested in:
-expansive and inclusive definitions of ‘performance’
-expanded notions of landscape
-art and ecology
-community and connecting to audiences
-collectivity and care
-liveness documentation and film
-feminism and nature
Facilitated by CAMP with invited speakers Helen Sargeant, Amanda Couch, Miffy Ryan and Jacqui Gallon, the aim is to share experience and practice and connect CAMP members, many of whom work in and with rural . ‘out of the way’ places. Please bring ideas for a lively delve and discussion.
From 1998 Delpha created a series of performances about motherhood, often using local sites in Penwith. She also worked as co-director of Art Surgery curating Art Council funded programmes of site-specific performance in the SW including TRACT and A Sense of Place commissioning Alistair McLennan, Bobby Baker, Andre Stitt,, Roland Miller and many others.
Delpha’s work is still informed by performance praxis with a series of films 2020/1 that blend women’s stories with local landscapes and she recently collaborated on a performance project in Cornish landscapes with Helen Sargeant. She is currently making a film ‘Ironing the Sky’ using material from this collaboration.
Photo credit: Helen Sargeant & Delpha Hudson at Men-an-Tol 2023