This project represents the development of a body of work of from Joanna’s residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre April -December 2016. Creating a multidisciplinary performance and open studio exhibition of ceramic pictures, ceramic and ribbon installation, drawings and a short film.
“Inseparability of Human and Nature” performed in October 2016 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre considered the ‘consciousness’ of plants and how it is related to the human body. Over several months artist Joanna bond and like minded creatives Ruth Hogg, Stuart Hampton, Ailsa Mair Hughes, Milly Jackdaw, Naomi Heath and Rose Gillham have been exploring this topic in creative encounters. Aiming to break down some of the polarities between the human body and nature by utilizing digital technologies, sound, film, photography, performance art and drawings,and to ‘translate’ and describe these encounters. The performance was a series of vignettes and collectively devised pieces which show some of the results of this research. Each artist has attuned to a specific plant over the summer of 2016 drawing mainly from these experiences, herbalism, tradition, acupuncture and Chinese medicine to inform their movements and responses. This is one of the songs and music video we created called Dandelion you can view here
Thank you also to AMP media, Phytl signs Sam Christie and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.