Dates and Times
Sat 25 March at 6pm
UNFORTUNATELY THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. WE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
Presented by Ding & Sich
Flowers long ago took root and bloomed in the human imagination. Between the disciplines of botany, horticulture and floristry, humans have planted, grown, cut, arranged, dried and pressed flowers in expressions of aesthetic beauty and erotic desire. Insofar as the cultivation and distribution of flowers, on an industrial scale, is shaped by economic considerations, these practices reveal a political dimension.
For Sprint 2017, we turn to ‘The Language of Flowers, Being a Lexicon of the Sentiments Assigned to Flowers, Plants, Fruits and Roots’. Through the performance we narrate a series of emotive encounters, which form the basis of a series of still life compositions which reclaim this secret language and rewrite it in contemporary terms.
With a tabletop for a stage, for a limited audience, we will perform – and in performing attempt to reclaim – the language of flowers. In this reclamation, human emotions concerning the memories of the past and our hopes for the future will be shown variously as rooted, growing, tended, lost – a flourishing, wilting thing.
Image credit – Ding & Sich
Please note, this event takes place in our basement space is and is regrettably not wheelchair accessible.
About the company
Ding & sich is Annie Lord and Simon Bowes. Simon Bowes is a theatre maker, and founder of Kings of England (Where We Live and What We Live For) and creator of In Eldersfield. Annie Lord is a visual artist, storyteller and teacher, whose recent work includes Hooves and The Cork Cutters.
This is a work-in-progress performance, and the show is still in the process of being created. There is an opportunity for you to feedback to the artists, which will be used to further develop the piece.