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basic human needs

Last June we installed 2 of the coedmor sound pieces (young ravens with zither and gatewaind banjo) in an old shed on wheels overlooking Frenni Fawr and in the old barn, with speakers above head placed in an old bucket. The exhibition ‘Basic Human Needs’ took place at Blaenffos Permaculture market garden, hosted by Debbie […]

calling tree

Calling Tree is a peripatetic performance project that engages with places, people and wild life and attempts to reveal complex webs of ecological relationships and atmospheres present through a series of performance residencies in significant urban trees. Beginning in 2014 in a large sentinel oak tree in Betws Y Coed in North Wales, the work […]

Studies for Maynard

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Studies for Maynard Developed over 2 years this solo piece marks a return to a studio practice and emerges from an extended period of working from home in west Wales. The solo is a meditation on dislocation, the practices of making home and sheltering; referencing the biography of an embryo, the Apollo 9 mission, the […]

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studies for maynard

Studies for Maynard by Simon Whitehead A live dance installation, with movement, sound, image and a table… 1pm – 4pm Exhibition format, call in at any time 25 April 2015 Free/ Am Ddim Neuadd Aberycych Village Hall, Pembrokeshire SA37 0HB Resembling ephemeral line drawings and accumulated marks, these studies emerge from gestures, voice, narratives and […]

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coedmor

Coedmor is a place i pass through each morning on the way to my studio, either by bike, or on foot. Coedmor is an area of woodland clinging to the banks of the lower reaches of the Teifi valley. Dominated by sessile oak, the area is also patch- worked with mixed farming, sheep and cattle […]

Maynard, come home…

Maynard, come home… 11-12 May 2013 A dancer lies on the ground, looks at the sky and breathes in the clouds, a spacewalking Apollo 9 astronaut describes his view of the earth, an embryo performs growth gestures in utero, a raven flies the same territory its whole life. Home is a complex web of phenomena […]

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