SSW Public Talks Series: Simone Kenyon

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Each year SSW host a series of open talks to accompany our Summer Artist in Residence programme. These talks are set up to bring people together, share food and have vibrant conversations. The 2018 public talks series presents the work of Simone Kenyon in the month of June and Jez riley French in August. Both artists have a deep interest place and make emotive site response work.

Simone Kenyon
Something moves between
Thursday 28 June, 6.30 -7.30pm
SSW Library, Lumsden

Simone’s talk will introduce elements of her ongoing research and aspects of her new project Into the Mountain

Into the Mountain is a performance project exploring and celebrating women’s relationships with Scotland’s high and wild places. Inspired by the lyrical and embodied prose of Nan Shepherd’s 1974 book, The Living Mountain, this site-sensitive dance performance takes place deep in the Cairngorm Mountains, the area described and revered in Shepherds’ writing.

Through a programme of workshops, talks and live performance Into The Mountain is an invitation for audiences to (re)discover the unique environment of the Cairngorms National Park and explore how women’s experience of place provides us with tools to navigate and come to know the landscape.

Simone Kenyon is an Edinburgh based artist and dance maker. She creates trans-disciplinary works that encompass dance and somatic practices, environment, ecology, walking arts, mountaineering, participatory and performance events for both urban and rural contexts. Her solo practice explores Walking as a choreographic practice, sensory experiences and our perceptions of environments. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and skills informing how she creates work for and with specific places and people.

Jez riley French will present the next talk in this series on Thursday 9 August. Read more: HERE

These talks are free of charge and are followed by simple meal and discussion in the SSW bothy. Everyone is welcome and no booking is required, but if coming in larger numbers please notify us ahead of the event: arts@ssw.org.uk/ (+44) 01464 861372.

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