Looking up is an ongoing creative art project which started in 2015. It is a daily photographic observation of the sky taken by different people on the same day in different parts of the world. No temperatures, wind speeds, pressure or anything in exact terms is recorded. This is purely a response to looking up and finding a moment of stillness in your day. Looking up invites you to send your own personal cloud photographs and any comments on your personal observations of the sky. The inspiration for Looking up came from Brian John Edwards (1927-1998) geographer, geologist and teacher. Brian recorded his personal observations of the weather in Birmingham U.K. for 51 years between 1947 and 1998. The data includes 18,605 entries with no day missed. Brian’s commitment to this daily ritual was such that he could very accurately predict the weather.
If you would like to get involved or want more information please see link below.
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Berlin dance projects between 2012 and 2017
Mobile Dance Company was founded in Berlin 2012 by Fiona Edwards and Jo Parkes. The Company of 12 performers between the ages of 12 and 75 came together as a fixed group after the success of ‘Between the Bricks’ a dance project made for the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall in August 2011.
This trio for three generations of women was premiered in May 2013 at TanzZeit Studio, Podewil and performed again in June 2013 at Ada Studios Berlin and in Stuttgart in April 2015
Frucht Stücke 2014
Fruit Pieces is a series of solo dance/sound installations for small audiences based on a reworking of Parkes’s 2009 piece for Mobile Dance Company. The project was performed in March 2014 at TanzZeit Studio, Podewil and was funded by the Berliner Projektfonds kulturelle Bildung.
In den Dingen – ein Leben 2014
A Life in Objects was Inspired by the book ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ by Neil MacGregor. It is an interactive dance installation in which dancers aged 6 – 75 tell the history of their lives through 5 objects. The project was performed in June 2014 at TanzZeit Studio, Podewil and was funded by the Berliner Projektfonds kulturelle Bildung.
Mind your manners 2012
In June 2012 Mobile Dance company created a site specific work in progress at Schloss Genshagen for the annual European conference for integration.