AMY ROSA [Scotland]
THERE IS A SILENCE
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY CHAPEL directions
Fri 17 May 2019
7pm-10pm (durational) // FREE
Winner of the Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance 2018, led by National Theatre of Scotland, Battersea Arts Centre and Take Me Somewhere, with support from University of Glasgow and Live Art Development Agency.
ACCESS: Highly visual with no spoken text / all TMS venues are wheelchair accessible
365 cylinders of ice.
An act of marking time and letting go.
In this unrepeatable piece of intimate performance, live artist Amy Rosa will rest on top of a plinth of ice collected over the course of a year. Every cylinder containing the concentrated thoughts and feelings from each day.
Amy Rosa is an award-winning live artist based in Scotland. She works predominantly with elemental materials from woods, beaches and parks. Most recently she has been working with live electric fencing, woad and ice. She explores the act of shaping an installation intuitively, and creates spaces that attempt to dissect ideas around health and wellbeing in invisible disabilities. One of her main focuses is on creating an open dialogue about invisible medical conditions using live action and installation. Altering perception of time is an important facet of her practice, and how it can be explored through quiet, repeated acts. The act of installing structures for the purpose of meditation and reflection, and creating symbolic action-based work, stems heavily from her personal fascination with ritual and nature and her own history with witchcraft.
Amy Rosa is the Winner of the Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance 2018, led by the National Theatre of Scotland, Battersea Arts Centre and Take Me Somewhere with support from the University of Glasgow and the Live Art Development Agency.
Images & video: Tiu Makkonen