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
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.