I am fundraising for my new a solo project A meditation on connection and mobility which will create performance walk and train journey, site specific performances, song, music, films, audio art and visual art. Following the performance walk there will be a period of development which will create a live solo performance to be toured to venues along the line from Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Swansea, Cardiff and Newbridge Gwent.
This project is self funded, and I need your help to make it happen, If you would like to help support my art please donate.
For a whole year you will revive, a gift of original songs as and when they are made recorded and mastered by Stu Hampton imagery created during the project direct to your email address.
The project is part of my ongoing practice exploring how a creative, socially engaged process of making performance might raise awareness and have implications for wider issues in society. This work is rooted in the previous project Singing the Line into Existence whilst exploring the far deeper and more personal disconnection from the town of my birth, Abercarn.
On 25th March I will catch the train from Carmarthen to Swansea and present a performance walk piece as part of The End is Yur festival organised by Elysium gallery and shellshock. Then the journey will continue by train to Cardiff where I will perform a site specific walk to the Welsh Assembly, then on from Cardiff to Risca on a reinstated valleys railway line, and then finally the 3 miles to the town of Abercarn where I grew up.
The solo walking performances, and train performances will be filmed and recorded as audio, including connections and disconnections with people along the various stages of the journey. The film and audio will exist as separate pieces available through digital platforms.
I hope to explore the connections that exist now in the present and championing how art, specifically how performance can play a role in this current political discourse to reinstate the railway line from Aberystwyth to Carmarthen.
Over the next four weeks I am going to be busy planing and making costumes and installations. Thank you for reading