Underside\Disturbance
© The Artist. Photography by Ruth Clark
Underside\Disturbance (2014)
Claire Barclay

Come and spend a day or more at Hospitalfield for our Summer Season.

Join in: Talks, performances, events, tours and a great café.

Claire Barclay and Janice Parker will make a new, layered, live work, Underside\Disturbance, made specifically for Hospitalfield House. Audiences can experience this new work between 2pm on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July.

The invitation to Barclay, who subsequently developed a collaboration with Parker, comes out of a focus on her existing practice and a work that she made at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2011, her first collaboration with dancers. The commission offers Barclay the opportunity to take the architecture and objects of this extraordinary space as a context, drawing a site specifity from this rather than the history of the site. Barclay has used the residency facilities to develop the work at Hospitalfield.

Fiona Jardine will develop a piece of new writing, Let The Day Perish, which takes its inspiration from two ancient Angus churches, her interest being the medieval Doom paintings associated with both. Jardine’s written text will be performed with Andy Pelc and Sue Tompkins at Hospitalfield at 12 noon on both Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July.

Fiona Jardine’s new work, Let the Day Perish, is informed by peripatetic journeys around the Angus churches of Guthrie Aisle and Fowlis Easter and by a selection of texts from the Antiquarian’s library at Hospitalfield. The ancient church at Guthrie was once home to medieval ‘Doom’ paintings, and there has been speculation that painted panels of the Crucifixion for which Fowlis Easter is noted were produced by the same person. This speculative connection is the departure point for a poetic meditation on landscape, symbology and belonging that combines layers of personal and geographical fiction; myth and history. It is an investigation into the persistence and distinction of place and an enquiry into the possibilities of discovery through the abstract, impermanent, personal process of re-imagining.

The invitation to Jardine draws on another history and of the strong 20th century Angus tradition of poetry, particularly women writers such as Violet Jacob and Marion Angus.

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