an cuardach seo naofa. Nuair a throid na cosa. Meta narrative in site-specific performance practice as a platform for deconstructive ecopsychology

Jarvis, Beatrice (2018) an cuardach seo naofa. Nuair a throid na cosa. Meta narrative in site-specific performance practice as a platform for deconstructive ecopsychology. In: 50th Conference of Irish Geographers; 10 - 12 May 2018, Maynooth, Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Making works in isolation often in very remote or isolated environments, my intimate series of landscape embodiment rituals raise the dichotomy of site-specific practice as potential platform for increased environmental awareness. Reviewing my recent environmental commission in Donegal in a framework of deconstructive Ecopsychology, I will address through theoretical and practice based models how far the artist and landscape form a dynamic synthesis within the collaborative experience of landscape. I will debate how far site specific performance and the practice of long distance walking offers an embodied landscape narrative. Framing my series of endurance walks across the landscapes of forests of Poland and Wild Atlantic Way in Eire; I will explore key texts by Berry, Synder, Laban, Mabel E Todd, Gindler and Steiner to question how durational site specific practice addresses notions of affect and effect within the social reception of ambulatory and performance practices as socio cultural platform for cross community ecological representation. This paper and film presentation seeks to raise the seminal question: how can the body can become mirror to its surroundings, asking through embodied practice, photography, film and writing; how does the body become a living archive? How does the discipline of embodied practice reflect the process of the body immersing itself into landscape to construct a meta-narrative of terrain; how can performance be used as a mechanism for cartography to make landscape more accessible as terrain and resource?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 50th Conference of Irish Geographers
Organising Body: Geographical Society of Ireland and the Schools of Geography in Higher Education institutions
Research Area: Anthropology
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 11:38
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 15:02

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