Guddling About: Govan

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Guddling About: Govan. [Performance]

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Abstract

A series of linked performances and an installation — Waterdraw, Waterfilter and Tideline (Mesolithic) — at Buzzcut Festival of Live Art, Govan, Glasgow in March 2015. The work was an iteration of Minty Donald and Nick Millar’s ongoing practice-based research project, Guddling About, which explores human-water interrelations in specific material and cultural contexts through performances and actions that are generally small in scale and playful in character. In Waterdraw, water was hand-pumped from drains in Govan that are located within an area defined by the flood plain of the River Clyde during the Mesolithic period. In Waterfilter, the waste water was filtered through squares of raw silk as part of an installation at the Pearce Institute, Govan. The Pearce Institute stands on a site adjacent to a former silk works. The filtered water was then sprinkled along the tideline of the River Clyde as it might have existed during the Mesolithic period. Audience members joined Donald and Millar on their walk along the Mesolithic tideline (a discontinuous line, interrupted by buildings, roads and other obstacles) contemplating changes in the environment and in human-water relations in the area.

Item Type:Performance
Performance Type:Drama
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Donald, Professor Minty
Authors: Donald, M., and Millar, N.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
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