"The Drift": Performance (15 September) and Film (19 September)
  • Public coastal footpath (from Steer Point Road to the Yealm Estuary)

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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French artist duo Hantu (Pascale Weber and Jean Delsaux) are performing The Drift on the River Yealm, which will be filmed and then screened at Plymouth University as part of the Plymouth Ocean City Festival. 

Hantu (international artists in residence for the University's Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group) realises indoor or outdoor in situ performances addressing connection with nature, with the animal and vegetable kingdoms, with atmospheric and climatic phenomena. Pascale elaborates the costumes of the performances by using various fabrics or materials such as cotton, linen or hemp.

Pascale will be dressed in an 8 metre long, white dress for The Drift. She will drift like Ophelia, floating from the Yealm river into the sea, exploring the frontier where salt water meets fresh water. Jean, assisted by a diver, will follow her with a camera to capture the performance on film.

Performance details

Audiences will be able to watch the performance on Monday 15 September at 11am from the public coastal footpath (from Steer Point Road to the Yealm Estuary). Parking is available in Noss Mayo.

Film screening

The performance will be screened at the University's Jill Craigie Cinema on Friday 19 September at 3.30pm. There is free entry (no booking required) and all are welcome to attend.

The Drift is supported by the Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group, the Marine Institute, the Hydrography Group and Erasmus.

The Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group consists of artists, writers and curators who embrace a diversity of creative and critical practices. The group operates as a forum for interrogation of nature and culture, aesthetics and representation.

Further information

This event is part of the Plymouth Ocean City Festival and is supported by Plymouth University.

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