An achingly beautiful piece of performance exploring identity, transformation and
survival in the feral language of the flesh. - audience member
Those bodies transpired into the darkness that day.
Their last breath grew wings: pulling the soul from beneath the bones to the next life. Grief births a visceral journey, which swells and tears the skin, spitting you out onto barren lands. There was death and it took me with it.
This new performance is the first few breaths of a new life, with a new voice, in new flesh. In ‘Lost Bodies’- artist Nicola Hunter will be celebrating loss as a strengthening process, a metamorphosis and a return to the wild.
FOOTAGE FROM THE FIRST (TEMPTING FAILURE CIC) AND LAST (THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE) PERFORMANCES OF LOST BODIES 2016-2017
Conceived and performed by Nicola Hunter
Performed with Alison Brierley
Sound design by Sarah Glass
Produced by Xavier de Sousa
Production Matt Davies
Lighting design Joseph Mercier
Stage design Ant Macari
Movement consultation from Yuvel Soria & Ella Mesa
See more: nicolahunter.com
Artist and activist, Nicola Hunter was born in north east England (UK), they have been performing and showing work nationally and internationally for over a decade and has seen international success as founder of intersectional feminist project Raising the Skirt. Hunter continues to develop a queer feminist arts and photographic practice, which is rooted in action based performance and spans live work, documentations of its products & traces and the re-presentation of these in other forms.
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Born in North East England (UK), Nicola Hunter has been performing and showing work nationally and internationally since 2007 within programmes such as Momentum Festival (Brussels), ]performance s p a c e[ (London), Inbetween Time Festival (Bristol), City of Women (Ljubljana) and SPILL National Platform (Ipswitch). Hunter has collaborated with Predrag Pajdic, Manuel Vason (Double Exposures) and Ernst Fischer and has been awarded the Artsadmin Bursary, the Artists International Development Fund and has been supported and mentored by Unlimited, Live Art Development Agency and Pacitti Company.