"each body performs a duet with space" Susan Leigh Foster

my body is my most immediate tool is a collection of video sketches documenting explorations / performances that probe at the relationship between geography and the body. Running, walking and climbing using my body as my most immediate tool, I interact with the landscapes surrounding Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland to investigate how cultural and social understandings of landscape and the body impact how we view, imagine, interact and behave in landscapes.

Born out of a need to think through doing, the work brings human geographical and embodied feminist theory into dialogue with video art practice to see how they can coalesce in conversation about place, space, and landscape.

This work was a reaction to undertaking an academic masters degree in Human Geography, and was devised and shot while on the Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath in August 2015, and edited while on residency at Cove Park in April 2016. Screened for the first time publicly at Glasgow Open House Festival in April 2017, my body is my most immediate tool is part of a body of work that seeks to explore through video, gesture and experimentation how we conceive, imagine and perform place. 

documentation from projected installation at Glasgow Open House Art Festival, April 2017.

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