Steven Anderson

Bringing together visual art and performance making approaches within gallery and healthcare contexts, my work is grounded by site specific, interdisciplinary collaborations across art forms. The behaviours and agency of people as medicalised bodies are key concerns in my practice as I aim to decode implicit institutional behavioural codes to discover potential in self affirming idiosyncratic actions. My practice often involves participation within temporary medical communities.

Currently I am working in collaboration with Laura Bradshaw on the development of an audio-walk for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice titled Plantar. Originally commissioned by Glasgow University for Walking Publics / Walking Arts, this development will become an official resource for the PPWH. Structured through consideration of the principles of holistic care, the work guides a sensory walk around the seasonal gardens of the Hospice, offering a movement focused experience in nature for patients, visitors, and staff.

Previous projects include Warmed Air, a project with somatic movement specialists from various disciplines Laura Bradshaw, Laura Gonzalez and Paul Michael Henry. Together we created new performance within the Anatomy department of Edinburgh University. Responding with movement, breath and voice to the unknown subaltern identity of historic anatomy museum specimens, the project acknowledged the personhood of specimens through site-specific, object-responsive performance.