Molly Scott Danter Moss Score Residency


The Work Room is supporting Molly Danter in three weeks of R&D with a blend of studio time in Glasgow and remote research in Snape & Isle of Skye. To sign up for the session on 17 September in TWR studio email

From Molly:

"I will be using the residency time to develop ’Moss Scores’; improvisational scores derived from the ecology, patterning and structures of mosses. I am interested in the ecological contribution of mosses, how they behave in their environments and relate with other species and in asking what might there be to gain on a social, cultural and political level if we could abstract these natural structures and processes and experience them with the body? One inspiration for the making of these scores is Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, ‘Gathering Moss’. 

I’m keen to develop ways of sharing them in both workshop and written form. In my second week of residency, taking place in The Work Room studio, I would like to open the door to anyone who is interested on Saturday 17th September 12pm-2pm to join me for a physical practice in which I will guide you through some moss scores and then have an informal chat/feedback session. 

My third week of residency, I will be working remotely on the Isle of Skye working on the written version of these scores, with input from artist, Caroline Dear, and will make a small publication with Atlas Arts’s Making Publics Press book making studio."



Image: Jassy Earl, photo from a sketch performance at The Barn’s Phosphorescence festival