You are invited to engage in a series of twelve performances and artworks between 11:30-2pm on Thursday 20th May. These are sharings of site-responsive, practice-research explorations of performance writing made over a period of six visits to Jupiter Artland by third year students on the Contemporary Performance Practice BA (Hons) programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The works take place in the Back Woods area and you will make your way around the site encountering each piece. These performances will be filmed and photographed and if you do not wish to feature in the documentation it is advised that you avoid the cameras or speak to a member of the tutor team in advance of the event starting. Each performance has content warnings and/or access information after the description of the work.
There are two one-to-one performances: Seán Talbot’s Musings (Xth Muse site) and Brandon Hindle’s To Dream of the Mother I never had (Stone House) which are available to book in ten minute slots between 11:50am-2pm (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot prior to the event or do so at the shop on the day). Please note that you need headphones and a device to engage with Musings.
There are two works specifically aimed at young audiences, Catherine Allison: trees can talk (this work has a maximum of 5 audience members at a time and is intended for audiences aged up to 11 years old) at 11:30 and 11:45am (meet at the Bothy) and Julia Darrouy: There are things that feel scary when you are alone at 1:30pm (on logs by the path near Weeping Girls).
The journey around the artworks will begin at the grey gates beside the Café Party. Please respect social distancing protocol as you move around the performances and do take care as some works take place in locations off the designated path. Timings are indicative.
- Seán Talbot: Musings (one-to-one performance at the Xth Muse – 10minute slots available 11:50-1:40pm)
Please note, to participate in this work you will need to bring your own headphones, preferably over-ear headphones, and a listening device, i.e. a smartphone. The work takes place in the wooded area by The Xth Muse sculpture and invites the audience to sit on the forest floor. This involves uneven terrain and exposure to the weather.
- Brandon Hindle: To Dream of the Mother I never had (one-to-one performance in the Stone House – 10minute slots available 12-2pm)
Please note, this work includes reference to trauma and there is uneven terrain upon entering the performance space.
- 11:30 and 11:45am Catherine Allison: trees can talk (this work has a maximum of 5 audience members at a time and is intended for audiences aged up to 11 years old)
Please note, in order to engage in this performance you will need to bring your imagination and be prepared to participate. This performance is more suited to a younger audience.
- 12:00 Welcome from Matt Searles (Jupiter Artland) and Dr Laura Bissell (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
- 12:15 Sean McGarvey: here there and everywhere
Please note, the journey towards this site is off the path and there is uneven terrain and a slope down to it which may not be suitable for all audience members.
- 12:30 Agnes Forrest: Muse 101
Please note, this work includes running/walking uphill on uneven terrain and content is advisable for 16+
- 12:45 Jen Kelly: Material Squirrel (part 1)
Please note, this work includes some language not suitable for young audiences.
- 1:00 Kaiya Bartholomew: Giving Voice
- 1:15 Fionnuala OfMaura: Carelessness Causes Fire
Please note, hand sanitiser will be available on site for those who wish to participate in a joint action that involves object handling. Violence, including racist and sexist violence are referenced in this work.
- 1:30 Julia Darrouy: There are things that feel scary when you are alone
Please note, as part of this performance you will be encouraged to hide and dance but that can take any form you are comfortable with and is not an obligation.
- 1:45 Jessica Kucelin: Come A Little Closer
Please note, this work contains some adult content and language.
- Joe Kinnear: X’s Across the Board
- Nell O’Hara: Kin
Please note, this work contains some nudity.
- Jen Kelly: Material Squirrel (part 2) – An Exclusive!
Please note, this work includes flashing images.
A journey through the artworks:
Film Works Shown in the Bothy (available 11:30-2:30pm – capacity 10 people at a time):
You are welcome to join some of the Contemporary Performance Practice student artists at the area outside the Bothy to talk about their work and their process of working on-site at Jupiter Artland between 2:00 and 2:30pm.