Just back from the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay where I was performing poems on the theme of ‘horizons’ to accompany the visual art exhibition of the same name, featuring the work of my photographer friend Rhys Jones, that’s on there at the moment. I performed alongside poet Emily Hinshelwood, whose work, like mine, has a strong environmental focus. Performance artists Jessica Lerner and Eeva-Maria Mutka took part in the day’s events too, offering a fascinating improvisation on the idea of ‘horizons’ as contours of the body, and extensions of the body, with cloth and willow branches.
There was such a creative buzz at the Arts Centre today and I feel very lucky to have been part of it. We all talked about collaborating on a poetry/performance art/photography project in a mountain/coastal location some time in the future too.