Laura Fisher

Pitching

Laura Fisher GB


Laura Fisher

FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace)

  • 1 September
    16:30 – 17:50
  • FREIRAUM
  • Impaired mobility
  • Total duration: 80min
  • Area / Networking Island: 16
    Dance from Scotland

FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace)

Choreography: Laura Fisher

Laura Fisher’s practice is rooted in the expanded field of dance, but the form of their work is varied and multidisciplinary. Central to her practice are questions around space: Who occupies it? Who can access it? Who is visible? How do you/we experience moving through it? Their work FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace) is a durational performance installation for gallery spaces, and an intimate, choreographic collaboration between a disabled dancer and sheet copper metal, exploring processes of (body) heat generation and exchange during movement and rest.

Artistic Crew / Team:
LEAD ARTIST/PERFORMER Laura Fisher | GUEST PERFORMER/AUDIO DESCRIBER Emma-Jane McHenry, Sky Su | DRAMATURGY Thulani Rachia | COSTUME AND TEXTILE DESIGN Zephyr Liddell INSTALLATION DESIGN Laura Fisher & Zephyr Liddell | CONSULTANT: AUDIO DESCRIPTION Emma-Jane McHenry | CONSULTANT: DANCE & DISABILITY Dr Sarah Hopfinger | MENTORING Kim Simpson

Funders and Supporters:
Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Dave Toole OBE Bursary Fund and Creative Scotland. Supported by Dance Base and The Work Room’s residency programme.
Initial research presented at Present Futures Digital 2021 via Present Futures Associateship supported by Feral Arts, Collette Sadler/ Stammer Productions, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, The Work Room, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & The Gothe Institute
With thanks to Lucy Suggate, Ashanti Harris & Colette Sadler for their artistic mentorship via DEBS and Present Futures Associateship.