“We will each immerse ourselves in a nearby forest and co-generate shared experiences through a series of synchronous somatic exercises and collective reading online. These activities will be the departure point for writing ghost stories and erotica.”
This DIY is run in partnership with Artsadmin.
“Forest as Score was initially intended to take place in Epping Forest. In the context of Covid-19 each participant will work in a nearby forest of their choice as we conduct synchronous exercises with each other oriented by the forest environment. We will also read various texts of both fiction and theory. The readings and exercises will be the departure point for writing ghost stories and erotica that we intend to draw together in a publication. Applicants across the world are welcome, however please bear time differences in mind.”
Covid safety measures: this DIY will be run online, but will require participants to journey into a forest of their choice, this will not involve gathering with others, so participation can be fully socially distanced.
To apply please visit this online form, answering the following questions.
Short audio or video applications with the same information are also accepted and should be sent via WeTransfer to [email protected]
– Please tell us about a forest you have a relationship with.
– Please share a scene in a film or literature, set in a forest, that resonates with you and expand on how it affects you.
– Please provide a link to some more information about you and/ or your work: this could be a website, a social media page, a video or a google doc with some info/ images.
Deadline for applications: 11:55pm, Friday 12 February 2021
Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a Chilean-Swedish choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic; lately a notion of “voluntary objectification” has been at the core for her investigations. She has a MA in Choreography from DOCH, Stockholm, and her works have been shown at venues including ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Manifesta11 (Zürich). Ofelia Jarl Ortega received the Young Choreographers’ Award at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, 2018, for her piece “B.B.”
Harun Morrison is an artist and writer currently living on the London waterways. Alongside Helen Walker, he co-founded the collective art practice ‘They Are Here’ in 2006. Through this collaboration they continuously explore group dynamics, questions of authorship and politics of visibility. Recent commissions include I’ll Bring You Flowers (2019) Survival Kit 10, Riga, Laughing Matter (2018) at Studio Voltaire, the performance 40 Temps, 8 Days (2017) at Tate Modern and Beacon Garden (2018 – 2020), a co-design commission and community build project in Dagenham, East London at the invitation of Create London. Since 2019 Harun has been a trustee of the Black Cultural Archive (est.1981).
Banner image credit:
Harun Morrison & Ofelia Jarl Ortega, DIY 2020: Forest as School. Image credit: Harun Morrison
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