ESTELLE WOOLLEY, ROBERT JAMES MACLESE & OSCAR SOUTH
Live performance / video documentation & relics
Crossing boundaries between Fine Art, Performance and Music; Tonewood.
A collaboration between Estelle Woolley, Robert James Maclese and Oscar South, this site specific performance is set in the woodland for Above and Below.
The artists pooled together their varied expertise to develop this unusual spectacle. Using the woodland floor up to the heights of the trees, we hear the experimental saw sounds eerily echo, bouncing within the forest confines and reacting to its inhabitants. Below our artists, in concert performance attire playing their saws with string bows, lurks a man in orange with violin in hand. The subversive act of sawing at the tree soon becomes an act of blind destruction, adding to this uncanny soundscape echoing through the woodland. The sombre saws cry out for their shattered tonewood, mere fragments offered up and returned to their forest floor.