“The painful beauty of the always inexplicable manifestation of being alive.” Incident Magazine
Her body transpired into the darkness that day. Her last breath grew wings: pulling the soul from beneath her bones to the next life. Grief births a visceral journey, which swells and tears the skin, spitting you out onto barren lands. There was death and it took me with it.
The first few breaths of a new life, with a new voice, in new flesh. In ‘Lost Bodies’ live artist Nicola Hunter returns to performance to celebrate loss as a strengthening process, a metamorphosis and a return to the wild.
Nicola Hunter is a live artist working in the mediums of performance and photography. Born in North East England (UK), Nicola Hunter (formerly Canavan) has been performing and showing work nationally and internationally since 2007 within programmes such as Momentum Festival (Brussels), ]performance s p a c e[ (London), Inbetween Time Festival (Bristol), City of Women (Ljubljana) and SPILL National Platform (Ipswitch). She has collaborated with Predrag Pajdic, Manuel Vason (Double Exposures) and Ernst Fischer and has been awarded the Artsadmin Bursary, the Artists International Development Fund and has been financially supported and mentored by Unlimited, Live Art Development Agency and Pacitti Company.
Conceived and performed by Nicola Hunter
Performed with Alison Brierley
Sound design by Sarah Glass
Lighting Design by Joseph Mercier
Stage Design by Ant Macari
Produced by Xavier de Sousa
Developed in partnership with Tempting Failure Festival 2016, Live Art Bistro and Colchester Arts Centre.