Melting Species: River Kelvin

Donald, M. and Millar, N. (2015) Melting Species: River Kelvin. [Performance]

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Abstract

An installation at the Only Human? Festival of the Arts and Humanities, Glasgow, November 2015. Melting Species was a re-configuration of a previous work devised and realised by Minty Donald and Nick Millar in Calgary, Alberta, in October 2013 — the first iteration of an evolving practice-based research project, Guddling About. Guddling About explores human-water interrelations in specific cultural and material contexts through performances and actions that are often modest in scale and playful in character. In Melting Species (Glasgow) measured quantities of water from the River Kelvin were frozen in drinking water containers. The different quantities of water corresponded to the amounts of water present in healthy animal and plant species commonly found in the vicinity of the River Kelvin. The ice ‘sculptures’ were released from their moulds and left to melt near to the river.

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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