Moving Out 2020 – supported projects
The Work Room is collaborating with Tramway, Citymoves and Dance North to support three artist-led projects in different neighbourhoods across Scotland. With many venues still closed to the public and measures of physical distancing likely to be part of daily life for the foreseeable futures, the Moving Out 2020 projects will develop and adapt work for outdoor sites.
The three artist-led projects being developed as part of Moving Out are:
Jenna Corker – Shoreway
“A contemporary dance piece inspired by the shore and walkways between Wardie Bay and Crammond Causeway in North Edinburgh. Working with three contemporary dance artists the piece will explore the solace that can be found from journeys taken along this coastal area of Edinburgh. I often use the sea and coastline in my work and I am excited by the opportunity to adapt my practice to outdoors, and the opportunities this brings to connect with different audiences.
This project will also engage with a local women’s group and involve a series of walks with the group between Wardie Bay and Crammond Causeway. Following on from these walks, the group will meet either online or in a shared space for creative workshops that include movement-based and written tasks.”
THREE60- Mother Earth
“Mother Earth is a collective idea of experience showcasing a story in which that connects with the audience with the artist. Together as one we illustrate an educational touch through movement and music where we take you on a journey full of challenges, joy, excitement and the expression of what life has to offer.
The meaning behind Mother Earth is to showcase our love for nature as well as our mothers combined with the power of what woman offer to all human race. You will follow the experience of a Goddess through her transformation phases on earth and the journey that awaits her arrival. You get to evolve with her as the story unfolds and as she faces her inner ability from shadow work to the light. Mother Earth signifies that everything that involves growth begins from a seed, within the seed lies the tree and the fruits of your labour. Learn to nurture your gifts through patience and belief. One’s awakening isn’t always easy but with pressure, diamonds are formed.
The reason for this creation is to reflect the time that we live in. It’s our duty as artists to speak and show the power that art holds in shifting our culture and reality for the next generation to come. As part of Moving Out Mother Earth will be adapted for outdoor performances in Glasgow. The company look forward to further touring in Aberdeen in 2021. Get ready for a life changing experience, we look forward to connecting with you all.”
Julia McGhee – The Morrich Project
Inver, Easter Ross
“I’m taking this opportunity to develop my work in progress - The Morrich Project - by creating an outdoor performance for my local community. I live in Inver a small ex-fishing village, near Tain in Easter Ross. The Morrich is an extensive area of saltmarsh and sand dune that lies on the other side of Inver Bay from the village. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and makes up part of Tain Air Weapons Range - one of the largest MOD live fire weapons ranges in the UK. I’ve been fascinated by The Morrich ever since I moved to Inver four years ago and The Morrich Project is my response to the land, its history and what I see happening on and around it today.
I’ve been researching this response in collaboration with Glasgow-based dance artist Penny Chivas and I’m looking forward to working again with her again, this time outside on the streets and the beach at Inver. The outdoor work will involve interactions with found objects including 3 large logs that represent old wooden posts that can still be seen today across the Morrich and in Inver bay.
As well as Penny, I’m collaborating with my neighbour, Rosie Mackenzie, a visual artist who has gathered an extensive collection of objects that have washed up on Inver beach over the years. Over the Summer she displayed some of these objects outside her home. Rosie and I want to find ways to connect our artistic practices to our local community and we’ll do this by inviting everyone in Inver to be involved in a community wide doorstep exhibition of found objects from Inver. Both the outdoor exhibition and the performance are going to be captured on film by Robbie Synge, so that the project can be shared more widely online and has a lasting legacy for both the artists and the community.”
The selection process for Moving Out was undertaken by a panel involving involved Claricia Parinussa (Tramway producer), Hayley Durward (Citymoves Dance Development Manager), along with independent artists Kate E Deeming, Katie Armstrong and Ricardo da Silva. Karl Jay-Lewin (Director of Dance North) was also involved in the first stage of the selection.
We look forward to supporting these artists and their projects as they are developed from now thorough to Spring 2021. Look out on our websites and social media pages for more information about the projects as they develop as well as any ways to engage in either online or public happenings.