RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

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161 Water-worlds: Arts Performance by PIDGE
Affiliation History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group
Social and Cultural Geography Research Group
Convenor(s) Veronica Vickery (University of Exeter, UK)
Timetable Thursday 03 September 2015, Plenary & lunch (13:10 - 14:25)
Room Newman Building - Lecture Theatre A/Blue
Session abstract Sponsored by: History & Philosophy of Geography Research Group, Social & Cultural Geography Research Group and Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World www.ccanw.co.uk


Still or Sparkling? Is a performance lecture that has been developed over the last year.

We are thinking about water.
Sharing our memories about swimming, drowning and our experience of being flooded.

We are placing the water that is in us, alongside the floods that happen around us – contextualising the things that we see on the news with the water that sustains us.
There is birth and the cells, within cells, within cells, that all contain water. We are going deeper and deeper, so deep, that eventually it gets to a depth that light cannot reach, and it becomes pitch black.

We are feeling the weight of a wave and the wait of groundwater.
We are getting stuck in the cycle, unable to find a beginning or an end.

We live by the sea. We have worked on the banks of a river and worked with the people whose lives are entwined with the river.

And we have drunk lots and lots of water
And we are still enthralled by the sparkling mystery.

PIDGE Theatre is a collaboration between Jess Burford-Redgrove and Sapphire Urwick. Their work is a conversation between Jess and Saf about life, the universe and everything within it, which they extend to their audience. They recently performed this engaging and witty piece at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter to sell out audiences and acclaim. PIDGE is based in Devon.

Linked Sessions Waterworlds Arts Programme - Exhibition
Waterworlds Art Programme - Film Screening (1)
Wet Geographies III (1): Water-worlds – art practices and wet ecologies
Wet Geographies III (2): Water-worlds – Wet Geographies Panel Discussion
Waterworlds Art Programme - Film Screening (2)
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2015@rgs.org
Still or sparkling
Jess Burford (PIDGE Theatre, independent artist)
Sapphire Urwick (PIDGE Theatre, independent artist)
Still or Sparkling? Is a performance lecture that has been developed over the last year.

We are thinking about water.
Sharing our memories about swimming, drowning and our experience of being flooded.

We are placing the water that is in us, alongside the floods that happen around us – contextualising the things that we see on the news with the water that sustains us.
There is birth and the cells, within cells, within cells, that all contain water. We are going deeper and deeper, so deep, that eventually it gets to a depth that light cannot reach, and it becomes pitch black.

We are feeling the weight of a wave and the wait of groundwater.
We are getting stuck in the cycle, unable to find a beginning or an end.

We live by the sea. We have worked on the banks of a river and worked with the people whose lives are entwined with the river.

And we have drunk lots and lots of water
And we are still enthralled by the sparkling mystery.

PIDGE Theatre is a collaboration between Jess Burford-Redgrove and Sapphire Urwick. Their work is a conversation between Jess and Saf about life, the universe and everything within it, which they extend to their audience. They recently performed this engaging and witty piece at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter to sell out audiences and acclaim. PIDGE is based in Devon.