Performance-based Installation June 2017 Falmouth University
In collaboration with cellist: Oak Matthias www.oakmatthias.com
A performance of the marginalised and often overlooked, a humble weed.
Taking a photograph every minute over thirteen days allows the work to evolve as nature takes its course. The finished time lapse of the dandelion clock becomes a metaphor for the cyclical nature of life and death.
Oak created a structured improvisational piece with the Common Dandelion as its muse. His cello intensifies fleeting moments and enhances the melancholic performance. Jo and Oaks collaboration pays tribute to a normally inconspicuous metamorphosis.
Performance-based Installation July 2018 Heligan Gardens
Common Dandelion performs alongside musicians from Wildworks as part of the 100:UNEARTH production at Lost Gardens of Heligan. Wildworks explores the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice when a dream of a happy return to normality is shattered and the great Lord of Death continues to reap his harvest.
“Lost Gardens of Heligan is a place where growth and decay co-exist. A place full of promise. A Place that teaches us the invaluable lesson. Death is inevitable. Love goes on, endlessly regenerating itself…..”
Mercedes Kemp Artistic Lead and Writer. WILDWORKS