'The story of a house, 'Dwelling' imagines what happens when we re-inhabit abandoned space. Dwelling started as a film shot in the ruined mansion Poltimore House in Devon, and developed into a live performance. Combining imagistic movement-theatre style with vocal-looping and film, creating an atmospheric and immersive experience for an audience.
Dwelling attunes us to the presence of memory as story, through a cycle of non-linear storytelling to conjure ghosts - a cacophony of voices - unheard, unspoken, haunting and haunted.
Dwelling is a creative collaboration with the following artists and performers Leeza Jessie, Alice Barton, Xavier de Santos, Samuel De La Torre, Sofia Caley, Aimee Pollock, Helen Roberts. Technician Jayme Fraioli. Director Mary Steadman. Artist Valerie Bowes'
All booked performances were suspended due to COVID.
13th Feb 2021
Wycombe Arts Centre, High Wycombe
26th Feb 2021
The Anglican Chapel Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol
6th & 13th Mar 2021
Poltimore House, Devon
Bath Spa University | Jan 2020
Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol | Oct 2019
Filmed at Poltimore House. The film footage of each room was incorporated into the live performance.
All image credits: RedRoom Theatre, Samuel De La Torre & myself.
Trailer & film credits: RedRoom Theatre
Text credits: RedRoom Theatre