Open Call: Peter McMaster’s DIY project – Performing Landscapes

This 5 night and 4 day retreat hosted by SSW is designed to allow participants to engage with eco-centric approaches to performance making.  The majority of the work will be conducted outside, enquiring into the potential for the natural landscape to be seen as collaborator in performance making practice. How can we shift the perspective from ourselves to ourselves with ‘other’ when it comes to being an artist? How far can this definition of ‘other’ extend? How can our approach be influenced by the nature of a river system? What can a nesting pair of birds tell us about collaboration, and what do we see of ourselves in all of this?

Peter McMaster is a performance artist with an interdisciplinary approach. Sometimes making experimental performance works for a theatre, sometimes making solo performances in the wilds of Scotland for no audience members at all, Peter’s ideas often emerge from a continuing desire to be a ‘better man’ in the world, but don’t always manifest as being explicitly about that. He has travelled with his work internationally, as well as having a specific local focus upon Scotland where he has lived for the past 12 years. He has been a guest artist tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for 5 years and this will be the second DIY he has been invited to host.

Using the link below, artists are invited to apply for this opportunity in writing or by uploading video. Short statements on you and your practice, your interest in the DIY, and any previous relevant experience are required.

The deadline for applications is Mon 19 June at 12noon.


DIY 14 is an opportunity for artists to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. All DIY projects Calls for participants are now live and can be found at: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/…/diy-14-2017-call-for-parti…

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