First day of design R&D for Above Me the Wide Blue Sky, our new show that explores people’s relationships with nature. A really good day, consisting of…
A few hundred metres of white cord
A large pile of black, black coal
Chalk, powdery, rubbly, rocks
Imagining the sea and the scale of the sea and the sublime of the sea
How the extraordinary history of the universe and the essence of life is contained in a glass of water
Thick, velvety, total, total, total darkness
Birdsong, all around
A small, white, almost invisible lion
A question: “are you happy?” “yes“.
This is the most exciting, bewildering, terrifying time, when everything is possible, boundaries recede, ideas flow and decisions flounder. When anything is possible. A whole landscape of possibility, exquisite in its complexity, rolls out before us. And we’re searching for something, in the thick, inky, velvety darkness, searching for something to see.