THE ONLY WAY TO CONQUER THE HORIZON (2013)
THE ONLY WAY TO CONQUER THE HORIZON is a performance for a bus and a field about our relationship to landscape, be it fearful, conquering or comfortable.
Inspired by Gustavo Ciriaco’s DIY workshop ‘Where The Horizon Moves Me’. This performance is based on three ideas:
- That travellers used to blindfold themselves for fear of new vast landscapes (this was then extended into some text about the Wadi Mujib canyon in Jordan)
- The Only Way To Conquer The Horizon Is To Run Into It (a phrase written in my notebook whilst thinking about western movies and cowboys)
- The painting ‘Travelling Companions’ by Augustus Egg that has been in my living room for years.
These three ideas created a three phase performance that involved blindfolds, a sign, a tape player, a run, a dress, a painting, a book and little audience participation.
Commissioned for THE MAGIC BUS by A-Peg in November 2013, Bristol.
Photos in film by Katy Cassels