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Live Art in Rural UK

Ongoing Project

Live Art in Rural UK is a year long programme conceived by LADA’s former Director, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha. It focuses on amplifying the embodied practices of artists living and working in rural locations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We are delighted to present the work of artists Miranda Whall and Poppy Jackson as part of Live Art in Rural UK.

Miranda Whall: When Earth Speaks

Miranda Whall will be developing her ongoing and evolving drawing performance When Earth Speaks and the related project Soil Voices.

Miranda works with raw data emitted from an agri-sensor network installed in the Cambrian Mountains in West Wales. She aims to represent soil science, in this case soil sensor data in a way that goes beyond traditional statistics, so it might have a wider meaning and greater impact.

In June 2024, Miranda will present the collaborative performance When Earth Speaks: A Dirty Ensemble, a resolution of the project When Earth Speaks, in the Theatr Y Werin, Arts Centre Aberystwyth, West Wales.

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Miranda Whall sat in the Botany House, drawing, surrounded by lush green plants and bright colourful pink flowers Miranda Whall performing 'When Earth Speaks to Plants and AI' at the Botany House. Image credit Mike Varney

Miranda Whall: Soil Voices

As part of LARUK, on 12 August 2023 Miranda presented the online 24-hour performance Soil Voices during which she immersed her body into the landscape in order to embody and give voice to the soil.

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Miranda Whall digging in a long grassed field

Poppy Jackson: Pathways Home

Poppy lives and works from an isolated Suffolk flint cottage with her two young children, Elora and Wanda, surrounded by acres of meadows and woods that are mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Through Live Art in Rural UK, Poppy will be developing a year-long series of performances and actions in the surrounding landscape and further afield into Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Poppy Jackson is walking along a path in front on a group of people on a sunny day. She is wearing all black and is bare-foot, whilst holding out a large horizontal wooden stick in front of her. This is taken in a polaroid style

Other projects in Live Art in Rural UK

Live Art in Rural UK is a year long programme conceived by LADA’s former Director, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha. It focuses on amplifying the embodied practices of artists living and working in rural locations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Ongoing

Miranda Whall: When Earth Speaks

When Earth Speaks and other iterations, is an evolving and ongoing series of durational and relational drawing performances in which Miranda Whall will be translating raw data from various sources.

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Ongoing

Poppy Jackson: Pathways Home

Live Art in Rural UK is a yearlong programme conceived by LADA’s former Director, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha. It focuses on amplifying the embodied practices of artists living and working in rural locations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Read more

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Miranda Whall

Also

Soil Voices

Artist and Aberystwyth University lecturer Miranda Whall will be live streaming a 24-hour performance from a pre-prepared self-dug 2ft ditch to vocalise a live and continuous numerical data stream emitted from a newly installed sensor network.

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect

An ongoing series of initiatives mapping and marking representations of identity politics in Live Art

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Falafel Road Residency

A food based investigation by Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour into Palestinian/Israeli cultural collaborations.

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Performing Idea

The first year of Performance Matters with symposia, re-dos, screenings and workshops exploring practice and discourse, event and writing.

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Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme

A transnational partnership on collaborative arts funded by Creative Europe, 2014-18

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Ongoing

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Five: on Managing The Radical

An ongoing project considering the idea of managing the radical (or radicalising the management).

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Edge of an Era

A new project revisiting a series of seminal performance events from the 1980’s.

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Joshua Sofaer’s The Many Headed Monster in Madrid

An original and inventive resource created by Joshua Sofaer

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