Fluid Bodies 3+4

Fluid Bodies performance series developed out of my research around the adit of an old lead and zinc mine in Cwm Rheidol Wales. Studying its extensive waste tips, water filtration systems and the river into which they flow, I began to listen to traces of the sites history held in its present. What are the physical traces and residues of its formation? How could I explore and inhabit this ‘other’, absorbing its surfaces and skins in order to understand it better? To understand what it means to be human in these industrially damaged landscapes and what can we learn from listening to and performing them?

In the performances I use objects and my body to sculpt sound. I dive into tiny cavities with my mics transforming miniature worlds into immersive spaces.  Creating a journey in which forms are always in a state of becoming, where the human merges with other bodies and where we have a chance to listen/experience a site from an altogether different perspective.

Sound alters our experience of being in a body. As it interacts with different materials the body can become fluid, Through sound we adopt other shapes, experience new perspectives and journey in a way that is only possible in dreams.

FLUID BODIES 4 – Performance as part of Oscillation Festival , Brussels May 2019

FLUID BODIES 3 – adit 9 Performance at KIOSK, Gent July 2018

FLUID BODIES 2 – Performance at De Bijloke, Gent June 2018

FLUID BODIES 1 (Swallow) performance at  Gouvernement, Gent, December 2017