Introduction to Warmed Air

Warmed Air is a site specific performance that explores levels of perceiving and experiencing the body, from the tangible sensations of one’s own body and the memories that form the stories of our bodies, to the relationships our bodies have with the bodies of others both alive and dead. Choreography and vocal scores will be created as translations of the form and display of specimens from the Edinburgh anatomical specimen collection and from hand painted teaching posters from the anatomy department archives.

The project  is an interdisciplinary collaboration between  Laura Bradshaw, Laura Gonzalez, Paul Michael Henry and Steven Anderson in close consultation with Anatomy Professor Tom Gillingwater and Anatomical Museum Curators Malcolm McCallum and Ruth Pollitt. The work is a development of a Talbot Rice Gallery commission by Steven Anderson in 2015.

 

Warmed Air is a site specific performance that explores levels of perceiving and experiencing the body, from the tangible sensations of one’s own body and the memories that form the stories of our bodies, to the relationships our bodies have with the bodies of others both alive and dead. Choreography and vocal scores will be created as translations of the form and display of specimens from the Edinburgh anatomical specimen collection and from hand painted teaching posters from the anatomy department archives.

The project  is an interdisciplinary collaboration between  Laura Bradshaw, Laura Gonzalez, Paul Michael Henry and Steven Anderson in close consultation with Anatomy Professor Tom Gillingwater and Anatomical Museum Curators Malcolm McCallum and Ruth Pollitt. The work is a development of a Talbot Rice Gallery commission by Steven Anderson in 2015.

 

About

The artists collaboratively devising Warmed Air  are:

Laura Bradshaw, somatic practitioner and performance artist

Laura Gonzalez, visual artist, dancer and yoga teacher

Paul Michael Henry, Butoh dancer and musician

Steven Anderson, visual artist and performance artist

This project extends a working relationship between the artists involved and the anatomy department staff and site into an careful approach of working directly alongside museum cadaveric material to create a unique response to an emotionally and ethically complex environment.  For each artist the project is a development from previous working themes around the medicalised body. As a group of artists who have worked together through various configurations in performances, festivals and educational contexts, the themes of this project are an ideal basis for extending mutual interests into an deeply invested working process.

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Images of previous work

Steven Anderson, No Defensive Curves, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, 2015, photo Erika Stevenson Steven Anderson, No Defensive Curves, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, 2015, photo Erika Stevenson Paul Michael Henry, Palimpsest, performance still, 2016, photo Paul Michael Henry Laura Gonzalez, Ida, Performance Still, 2016, Photo Julia Bauer Laura Bradshaw, An Invitation to the Dance, Performance still, 2012, photo …

Contact and Links

If you have any thoughts or questions please feel free to contact us at: warmedair(at)outlook(dot)com

Below are selected web sites with further information about each of the collaborators.

Laura Bradshaw – https://scrimshawprojects.org/works/
Laura Gonzalez – http://www.lauragonzalez.co.uk/art/
Paul Michael Henry – https://www.paulmichaelhenry.com/
Steven Anderson – http://stevenanderson.info/

Anatomy Department – https://www.ed.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/anatomy