It’s the Skin You’re Living In installation tour 2013 – David Harradine / Fevered Sleep / Fuel

See the film here, via Fevered Sleep

 

See the film here: It’s the Skin You’re Living In

It’s the Skin You’re Living In is a multi-format film project, that explores and challenges existing images of climate change.  Shot in a series of locations from the islands of Svalbard in the High Arctic to a kitchen in a house in London – via the beaches and headlands of Barra and Vatersay – the project suggests that climate change isn’t a matter just concerning distant landscapes and threatened animals, but is an ever present part of everyone’s daily lives.

There is a man dressed like a bear.  Like a polar bear.  Sometimes he looks like a person dressed like a polar bear – human, fake – and sometimes he looks like he might actually be a bear – animal, real.  Over the course of a fragmented journey from the northern reaches of Europe, through Scotland, to the south of the UK, the bear costume is dismantled, revealing the man inside the animal.

It’s the Skin You’re Living In is an attempt to make images of climate change that remind us of how profoundly we’re connected to both nature and culture, how we’re all undergoing change, on a journey, searching for home.  It’s language is one of broken images, repeated actions and walking, walking, walking; a strange, sad and funny meditation on being human and being animal, lost in a changing world.

For Sea Change It’s the Skin You’re Living In will be presented online in a single split screen format, which will later be released as an App.  A miniature multi-screen installation version will be travelling the UK from late 2012.

Directed & Edited by David Harradine

Performed by Robin Dingemans

Produced in association with Fuel

Installation Tour 2012 – 2013

6 September 2012

Dovecot Studios

20-25 September 2012

Presented in miniature multi-screen format as part of Fuelfest at Tramway, Glasgow (presented by Fevered Sleep and Fuel).

8-25 January 2013

Young Vic, London

18-22 March 2013

Bristol Old Vic

5-6 April 2013

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

21-22 May 2013

Northern Stage, Newcastle

26 Sept – 5 Oct 2013

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London

4 – 9 November 2013

FuelFest at Battersea Arts Centre, London

8 November 2013 – 26 January 2014

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, as part of Sea Change Exhibition

 

David Harradine is co-founder and artistic director of Fevered Sleep. For the company David has made over 20 projects spanning installation, performance, photography, film and publication. A winner of the Jerwood Young Directors Award, his doctorate from the University of London explored the relationships between performance, photography and time. He is currently making work that explores people’s connections to light, landscape, ecology, weather and place.

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