An Infinite Line: Merseyside

A visual poem celebrating Merseyside as a place that is always on the move

An infinite line merseyside

An Infinite Line is an ongoing series of projects that respond to the quality of natural light in different places, and we’re currently developing a new version of the project in collaboration with Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI).

An Infinite Line: Merseyside is a project inspired by the quality of natural light on Merseyside’s coast and estuaries, from West Kirby in the south to Southport in the north.  It explores how the landscape, architecture, weather, and water of Merseyside animate people’s experience of light; and how the light draws attention to the qualities and features of this place.

Merseyside is a place defined by movement (shifting landscapes, the ebbs and flows of the tides, river crossings, coastal paths, histories of arrival and departure) and the project will draw on collaborative research with individuals and communities who move around Merseyside’s coasts and estuaries as part of their daily lives, from ferry captains, dog walkers and runners to windsurfers, fishermen and meteorologists.

The project will take place in three stages, over three years, from 2014 – 2016.

Stage 1 – starting Jan 23rd 2014 – Research and mapping

Stage 2 – Jan – Dec 2015 – The creation of a series of actions and interventions (performances), which will be filmed.

Stage 3 – Jan – Dec 2016 – The presentation of a finished film, which will be a lasting document of the infinite variability of Merseyside’s light, and a visual poem celebrating Merseyside as a place that is always on the move.

You can follow the development of the project on our dedicated An Infinite Line: Merseyside blog, here.

R&D workshops in Merseyside

Join us for a series of performative experiments on March 30th and 31st 2015 taking place in two outdoor locations. Through the creation of choreographed lines, some as short as our line of people, some as long as the beach at Formby, the workshop functions as a period of research and development for  An Infinite Line: Merseyside.  The workshop will be structured as a series of site-based interventions, exploring landscape, light, weather, tide, coastal erosion, drift and architecture as starting points. The material created during the workshop will be filmed and may be used as part of  An Infinite Line:… Read More

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