Le deasghnatha / Don Chuardach Naofa Seo : In this sacred search : Lough Foyle as cormorant and barncle

Jarvis, Beatrice (2019) Le deasghnatha / Don Chuardach Naofa Seo : In this sacred search : Lough Foyle as cormorant and barncle. In: Povall, Richard, (ed.) Liquidscapes. U.K : art.earth. pp. 55-71. ISBN 9780995719675

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Abstract

Journeying across the climbs of Donegal in search of the holy fountain, a ritual, a search, a quest for the source. This short film details a ritual endurance dance, seeking to learn the colour blue, measure a wave, and learn from a cormorant. How can water teach us about movement, how can watching the breath of waves develop a fluidity in our blood and bones that has stagnated and paused. Drawing from core principles of PaR within ecopsychology, working alone over a durational period this new film work develops the concept of learning and receiving directly from water as stimulus and the body as reactant. How can the body embody the quality of the sea and take such vocabulary to the highest point of the mountain? How can we carry the sea within each step? Traversing terrain and disciplines, between dance, long distance walking, personal pilgrimage and environmental reactionary practice; this work documents the sensitive and poignant synergy between water and the body.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Revised version of paper given at the Liquidscapes international symposium that took place at Dartington Hall (UK) in June 2018.
Research Area: Anthropology
Art and design
Celtic studies
Drama, dance and performing arts
Earth systems and environmental sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Kingston School of Art
Depositing User: Dr Beatrice Jarvis
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 11:04
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/44275

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