1000 Plateaus presents “This is not Boring” at Coastguard Studio, Portsmouth on Saturday 2nd July 2016
Last Saturday had been months in the making. 1000 Plateaus had been in touch to ask if we would be interested in taking part in their next production (see previous blog posts), but the execution was something else. Two rooms (and a garden) of various art platforms, coming together to deconstruct a brief about boarder crossings.
Being greedy to be involved we wanted to do two different performances. The first was a collaboration with local artist extraordinaire, Los Dave (more info here: Dave's Blog ). Dave had a concept to merge live landscape painting with an improvised soundtrack based on loops and largely hand built instruments (see Dave's 'Bikesichord' below). We added some words to the performance and developed a theme that fed back between sound and paint.
Photos by: Tom Dyer [email@example.com]
I don't know what it was like from an audience perspective, but it was moving and reflective for us.