Monday, 7 February 2011


Issue: Wildflowers, real and metaphorical Pioneers?

Convener(s): Clare Whistler

Participants: Poppy Burton-Morgan, then Mark Smith

Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:

The seeds of something…, making art from seeds of ideas…performance in the landscape
Artists and change
Do you need to stand still to evolve
Not a be or a butterfly but a magnet
Performance contexts are breaking down all the time , not necessarily devised anymore
Being brave enough and to trust enough to go on a journey that no one else seems to be taking
To go wild….attend to what flowers……have beauty live……and have it die…to be the beauty and the art
Living in a wildflower meadow as a performance artist and seeing what one makes…living with the earth and weathers….needing collaborations and links, finding them person and place one by one, through intimacy, stillness, no technology
Cultivating the wild to re-understand that we will continue to make art money or not, being motivated beyond any money
Is it me singing in the dark? Sometimes that is a wonderful place to be,
Sometimes its necessary to be in the dark
Have you given yourself enough ‘standing still’
Reflect and breath and refract
The lightning hits the tree, what re-generates
Being the wildflower

The session was held in Duncan – for Isadora – a pioneer

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