Water Bodies (est. 2017) is a project in embodied research, ‘helping humans of all ages evolve into aquatic beings’. Drawing from hydrofeminism, somatic practice, deep listening and radical pedagogy, Water Bodies investigate technologies resident (though sometimes hidden) in the body, and develop tools for adapting to life in water, not as visitors but eventual inhabitants. For Whitstable Biennale 2018, Water Bodies offered an open day at their ‘School of Evolution’, at which Water Bodies artists and researchers shared their work. The following text transcribes a series of recipes, written and read on the day by Sarah Blissett, an artist, writer and researcher at the University of Roehampton working in fields of performance, art and ecology.
Prose Brut: Jude Crilly in conversation with Keira Greene
Commissioned for Whitstable Biennale 2018, Prose Brut was a performance work by artist Jude Crilly made for Whitstable Harbour. It was composed of interwoven choreographies, a seagull swarm, and a site-specific sculpture in collaboration with artist Morgan Courtois.
Jude is joined in conversation by artist and Whitstable Biennale 2018 performance curator Keira Greene to discuss scores, choreography, the texts that inspired the piece and its title; and the joining of performers and audiences in public space. The interview includes extracts from the quadrophonic soundtrack made for the performance. (50m19s)
Creaking Breeze Trio in conversation with Keira Greene
As a part of Whitstable Biennale 2018, on 10 June, between 4:17pm and 5:17pm The Creaking Breeze Trio performed their new composition Slack Fulcrum Twelfths (Green Vitriol) on The Street, a spit of shingle projecting into the sea at Whitstable. Here the trio are joined in conversation by Whitstable Biennale 2018 performance curator Keira Greene to discuss the composition, which was guided by a series of letters about an imaginary band described in Nathaniel Mackey’s ongoing experimental fiction project From A Broken Bottle Traces Of Perfume Still Emanate. (58m24s)