Site Responsive Fooling Photos
May 09 2022
Ah, the Easter holidays of 2022, back in the days when it was still cold enough to wear a coat, a gang of fools gathered in a school in central Bristol to explore Site Responsive Fooling.
We spent a week exploring solo improvisation inspired by site. We tuned into our senses and embodied what we found, we explored how our bodies related to objects and space and we allowed the site to draw characters and stories from our imaginations and hearts.
The fools dived deep into their material, inspiring and supporting each other to create a multi-coloured, many-textured patchwork blanket of meaningful moments. Laughter and tears flowed freely as we witnessed each other's beauty, fragility, madness, genius and hilarity.
Here's how some of them described the week in their feedback:
"A group journey into allowing parts of ourselves that we might typically hide to be acknowledged. The site responsive aspect simply means being influenced by the physical world around us. We were in a school hall and used all aspects of the space from the PE equipment to the toilets. Somewhere between performance, play and a safe therapeutic space."
"A collective journey into the uniqueness of who we are. Seeing and being seen, met and held, all of it so exquisitely enough. In the enoughness, an unravelling and softening into pure presence and interconnection with all Life, within which we play."
"It went Damn DEEP!"
It was such a beautiful week, that I wanted to share a taste of our time together. Below are pictures from the last day, when the fools all chose a performance site in or around the school.
When you've had a look at the photos, head over to this blog, where you can read poet in residence, Bee Golding's poems from the week.
Massive thanks to the fools and the foolish photographers for agreeing to let us have a peek into their process.
You can check out Holly Stoppit Workhops' Poet In Residence Beccy Goldings take on the week over here.