Wishes for a Better Future (2003)
A performance about nostalgic tourism and contemporary rural life – and the private moments of the people that dream of them.
Context: live feed video & super 8 obsessions, rural nostalgia, tourist economies, fields as museums, pension collapses, re-locating to the country, living the Blair-ite dream.
Photography Blind Ditch
- 12th December 2002 Work-in-progress showing, Studio 1, Dartington College of Arts 7pm
- 7th March 2003 Dartington Arts 8pm
- 18th March 2003 Exeter Phoenix
- 2nd May 2003 The Barbican, Plymouth
WHAT WAS SAID
“There is an elusive, eliding quality about the whole performance… It is an atmospheric, touching, thought provoking piece, a quiet moment of reflection and intimacy. Blind Ditch have a light touch and something to say – a rare and valuable combination”
“meticulously researched and performed… Crisp and delicate live video feed… beautifully worked and understated text.”
Performers/devisors Henning Hegland & Cat Radford
Written & directed by Paula Crutchlow
Sound design John Levack Drever
Scenography & video Volkhardt Müller