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Not To Scale

 

Lost Supper POLLEN Wynden Sporopollen Wynden Un-Looking Polleniser Lost Supper POLLEN Not To Scale takes inspiration from a story by Eleanor Farjeon called "The Giant and the Mite". It is an allegory examining self-awareness and responsibility for actions. The project explores relative scales and perceived intelligence as a starting point for both design and choreography. Microbes, bacteria, and insects too small for a human eye to see, alongside giant structures of human construction, edifices extending well beyond the capabilities of one person. The project was created in association with the Crawick Artland site (designed by Charles Jenks). For Crawck the project explored the idea of massive eruptions of magnetically charged plasma from the sun, the subsequent reaction of the earth's magnetic shield, the forms, physical effects and history of the sun's coronary activity.

Not To Scale was shown as an exhibition curated by Denise Zygadlo at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and showed a wide range of work designed by Alex Rigg. The exhibition also provided an opportunity to meet the artist and to take part in workshops related to costume making and design. The exhibition also looked at fine-art costume in the context of fashion and invited discussion about commissioning possibilities for one-off clothing design.

Oceanallover and Alex Rigg created the opening event for the Crawick Multiverse landform on the 21st of June 2015 (http://www.crawickmultiverse.co.uk/), drawing inspiration from the structures created by Charles Jenks and the science behind our understanding of the universe. The performance paid homage to Shakespeare's The Tempest and to the classic 1956 film The Forbidden Planet derived from the same story. The audience were invited to move around the site and to be immersed in an abstract and fantastical happening. The event was a joyous enigma that was both baffling and up-lifting.

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Not To Scale

Not To Scale at Thornhill

Not To Scale at Thornhill

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Not To Scale at Bowhill House

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Not To Scale at Sevigliano

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Too Big

Too big, your mass breaks the crust
of earth in which I am a red spot.
Keeping still one may perceive
the passage of your hands.

Looking up I thought a bird had landed
impossibly high on your collar's edge and
folding its cloud wings closed,
slept within my own dream.

Large your feet that press the rock flat,
large your step which is a single day
and walking measures out the year in
strides one day left, one day right.

What is a giant except ideas
too big to hold in your mind
or a lens too wide to find the focus
on so small a skin as mine.

AR 2016

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Design and Direction:

Alex Rigg

Partners:

Creative Scotland
The Crawick Artland
Highlands and Islands Touring Network
Gracefield Arts Centre
Spring Fling
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
Melrose Book Festival
Conflux
Physical Theatre, Scotland
NASA
Feral Arts
Kirkonnel and Sanquhar communities
Tomash Tosh Gallery

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Performers, crew and collaborators.......... thank you all!!

Florencia Garcia Chauen, Guy Veale, Laini Chrismas, Lewis Sherlock, Tara Hodgson, Jen Farmer, Jude Milligan, Joey Sanderson, Richie Merchant, Fionnuala Dorrity, Breezy Elthalion, Michael Meyer, Alison Roberts, Eve Roberts Self, Anders Rigg, Aaron Jeffries, Dylan Read, Brian Hartley, Denise Zygadlo, Charles Jenks

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CS

Un-Looking Bellmouth Papercone Un-Looking Bellmouth Papercone Lost Supper POLLEN Sporopollen Un-Looking Lost Supper POLLEN

 

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