Mydd here, hope you are all well, happy and hopefully not too windswept by Storm Dennis!
Last weekend was awesome! The WildWorks team and I battened down the hatches, harboured from the storms and spent a few days inside, experimenting with sound whilst exploring a new landscape for a brand new WildWorks production happening later this year. Yes, you heard right… An inside show!
Wait! Back up the truck!!! But WildWorks does all the outside stuff, Right?
But this is not always true. Yes of course there’s nothing we love more than getting soaked to the skin, knee-deep in mud, digging holes, setting fire to things and making stuff fly, but we have always experimented with the WildWorks form, inside and out. Shows on fishing quays, in castles, car parks, beaches, nightclubs and palaces, the work has always been and still is very much what we like to call ‘An experiment in landscape theatre’
Experiment is vital in how we work. We learn through play and discovering new things. Often taking huge leaps of faith and a deep trust in the process.
Experiment is about listening, attending, learning from what a site gives you. Nothing is ever static, everything is always moving. Ideas are often challenged by many contributing factors testing the form to create a piece of work that is charged and has a life of its own. If you listen enough it tells you what it wants to be.
I am lucky enough to have been part of every WildWorks project since the company formed in 2005. Mad, really, when you think of it. Each project experimenting with the WildWorks form in ways that were exciting, dangerous and forward pushing. Often where we didn’t know what results to expect. We lit the touch paper and stood back…