Eidolon @ Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Eidolon will be performed at the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert on 9th Oct 2016, 1pm & 3pm. It’s free but ticketed: https://eidolon-performance.eventbrite.com and you get to wear scrubs!

To wet your appetite here are some images from the ‘walk around’ section of the last performance as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival in August.

 

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon @ Edinburgh Art Festival

It’s almost festival time in Edinburgh, and Eidolon will be presented as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival this year. From 13-21 and 24-27 August, a two screen video installation will be exhibited at Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, Room C28 (11am-5pm with late openings until 8pm on Wed 17 & Thurs 18 August). A monograph publication about the project will be available to buy at the venue.

Eidolon - ManiDance (2016) video

Eidolon – ManiDance (2016) video screenshot

On Sat 20 & Sun 21 August the Eidolon performance will be presented at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh (pick up from Edinburgh College of Art).

Tickets are available from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eidolon-performance-edinburgh-art-festival-tickets-26355118870

Eidolon’s presentation at the Edinburgh Art Festival is supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh, the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors, and NHS Lothian.

 

Eidolon @Edinburgh Art Festival

Eidolon will be presented at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2016, as part of Edinburgh College of Art’s partner events programme. A dual screen video installation version of the work will be installed within Edinburgh College of Art from 12-21 August and a series of live performances, featuring Freya Jeffs, Pauline Goldsmith and Stanley Pattison, will be presented at the Clinical Skills and Assessment Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on 20-21 August (times TBC).

Eidolon

Beverley Hood – Eidolon 2016. Photography ®Lindsay Perth

Look out for further info in coming weeks at http://edinburghartfestival.com/whats-on

Dramaturgy – Jeremy Weller

Last week we had a very productive few days working on the Eidolon project with writer/director Jeremy Weller. Jeremy came in to advise us as a dramaturg (i.e. he was telling us what works, doesn’t work and helping us to give then piece an overall shape and focus).

Simulation in progress

Simulation in progress

Simulation in progress

Simulation in progress

On Monday morning we did a run of the performance in progress for Jeremy and Babs McCool, Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, who has seen a number of incarnations of the work so far. The afternoon was spent gathering their feedback, both through the de-brief session and subsequent discussion. Tuesday, we did script run through’s and mini-workshop tasks in an attempt to bring more emotional depth to the text and performance.

ManiChat1

ManiChat1

ManiChat2

ManiChat2

ManiPoem

ManiPoem

On wed, we went back through the text reviewing changes and applied similar workshop techniques to the dance sequence material, again mining for deeper emotions. Really productive days, with much interesting discussion that helped refocused the performance group, and also threw in some interesting cheeky developments, including the use of interchangeable genitals and fright wigs!

ManiDance

ManiDance

ManiDance

ManiDance