24 November 2018
Into The Mountain: A Meet brings together practitioners and enthusiasts interested in the intersections and conversations between the arts, dance, mountain and hill walking cultures. Together we will critically explore through talks, discussions and sessions, how women+ encounter and engage with mountainous environments, considering both historical and current perspectives of gender in relationship to landscapes. We will also delve into the entanglements between dance, mountaineering, contemporary feminist writing, science and multiple arts practices.
In her presentation Louise shows how the writing of the Dorothy Wordsworth and her female contemporaries, including Charlotte Smith and Ann Radcliffe suggests a feminine 'material' sublime ‘mode’ of engaging with landscape that enabled them to see afresh ‘everyday’ objects, people and experiences (including their own) that were ordinarily overlooked or on the edges of social and cultural discourses.
Photograph: Erika Stevenson