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Space/Time residency March 2020
Magnetic North is delighted to announce the artists who have been selected to take part in our next Space/Time retreat. This edition of Space/Time is presented in partnership with Dance North Scotland and will take place at Findhorn, Moray.
Space/Time is a paid creative retreat for experienced artists from different disciplines that asks the question “How does an artist keep developing?”. It aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity. During the residency, we explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can continue challenging themselves to develop. The residency combines facilitated dialogue - built around a series of self-generated questions - with time for individual reflection and work as well as time to cook and eat together. It is led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.
The artists taking part are:
Gail Sneddon is an award-winning Moray based artist whose work spans dance, video, sound and scenography. Recent work includes movement director and video designer on Interference directed by Cora Bissett, a National Theatre Scotland production. Gail is currently Dance Development Officer and a DNA artist (Dance North Associate Artist) with Dance North Scotland.
Oliver Emanuel is an internationally award-winning playwright based in Scotland. His stage work has been seen across Scotland, Europe, USA, Canada, China and Australia. Oliver has also written many plays and short stories for BBC Radio 4. He is Reader of Playwriting at the University of St Andrews where he created the MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting with Zinnie Harris.
Glasgow-based Saffy Setohy is an artist working across choreography, performance, participatory work/facilitation, and movement direction. She has made various collaborative installation, outdoor, sited, stage and screen works for rural and urban contexts, commissioned and presented in the UK and internationally.
Lucy Jones is a visual artist who lives and works in Edinburgh’s New Town and whose work is inspired by its architecture. She uses a distinctive combination of materials including collage, paint, print making, drawing and hot wax, to reconstruct distinctively ‘Edinburgh’ architectural features, creating unique ‘building portraits’. Lucy was Artist in Residence for the StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews 2015/16, featured in the BBC documentary 'Newtown' in 2016 and has been selected to show in the RSA, SSA and RSW Opens.
Marisa Zanotti (Brighton/Glasgow) is an award winning filmmaker who has been exploring ideas around bodies, screens and perception through analogue and digital technologies since the 1980s. She first became involved in filmmaking through her work as a dancer and has created screendance projects with choreographers including Ben Wright and Lea Anderson. Recent screen projects include the VR installation project We Are All Made of Stars with classical composer Matthew Whiteside and a video projection commissioned by Whiteside for his string quartet Entangled which won the 2019 Lightmoves Award for Innovative Use of Sound.
Quee creates music and soundscapes for dance and theatre productions and plays bass guitar for the Scottish band, Shooglenifty. Recent projects include Memory Path: a walked journey through the dramatic landscape of Assynt in music; composing music for The Buke of the Howlat by Morna Young; and the score for Tantalus by Neil Price.
Simon Fildes is an international award-winning film-maker, artist, curator and teacher with an internationally acknowledged personal practice in creative media arts and dance on screen. He uses improvisational performative approaches to explore ideas; drawing inspiration from and defined by the rhythms of movement; tracing and manipulating hidden (incidental) and created (intentional) choreography. Simon has made documentaries, promos, short films, exhibitions and interactive installation work.