ABOUT THE WORK
In this Art Night co-commission with ATLAS Arts in Skye, Lewis poses the question, “What can we learn about love from lichen?” as a point of departure. Building from research and conversations with locally based collaborators, Lewis is choreographing a series of guided walks tuning the ears, eyes and body to more sensuous forms of knowing. With sound, song, touch and taste the work will weave a circuitous narrative over four days, reflecting on our own bodies and different ways of being together. The walks will be hosted in Skye from 17th June, and brought together in a ‘hosted occasion’ on the 20th, with performance, food, music, storytelling and conversation with collaborators from the Isle of Skye. Visit the ATLAS Arts Website.
In partnership with Compton Verney in Warwickshire, Isabel Lewis will draw on the choreographic scores developed in Skye to stage a new sound work within the parkland of Compton Verney. This will run for the duration of Art Night – 18th June to 18th July.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Isabel Lewis (b.1981, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Berlin. Trained in literary criticism, dance, and philosophy, Isabel Lewis’ work takes on many different formats: from lecture-performances and workshops to listening sessions, parties (Bodysnatch), gardens, and what she calls “hosted occasions.” Her live art works have been presented contexts of contemporary art, music, dance, and theater by Kunsthalle Zürich (2020), Sharjah Biennial (2019), Roskilde Festival (2019), Berliner Festspiele-Gropius Bau (2018), Tate Modern (2017), Steirischer Herbst (2017), Ming Contemporary Art Museum Shanghai (2016), and Tanz Im August (2015) among others.