Skylines, the Ecopoetics exhibition, with its festival day on June 20, has all kinds of inventive ways to engage with language and landscape. The exhibition is taking place at the CCANW, at Haldon Forest until June 28. Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, the poet behind the event, explains how it all got started
The idea for Skylines came about during visits to CCANW stretching back to 2006 when it first opened, and really through years of personal engagement with the area – my grandparents lived in Ide, and I grew up near Crediton.
The Liquid Landscape dance project, which takes place this summer throughout Devon with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and TaskForce, is now well underway. We have three short films of rehearsal footage at three sites.
These short films have all been made in the last week and are being broadcast onto the BBC big screen in Plymouth all month with more to sites to follow, but you can check them out here.
Liquid Landscapes Diary 3: March 25, 2009. First Prototypes
I have rooted about in my collection of old packaging nets, looking for shapes and structures to customise. I have found an old, very kitsch party box which has a lovely curved bow type shape (galleon?) and a very elegant folded fastening.
Pulling together landscape, artists and dance is a bit of theme at the moment, and the site-art touring dance company TaskForce is on the UK leg of its Liquid Landscapes tour and has pulled in local artists to help its geographic association. South Devon artist Helen Snell is part of the team and will be keeping us up to date with her collaboration.