Still Life, was an intertidal performance specific to the sands of Morecambe Bay and the shoreline at Far Arnside in Sept 2008 and rev. 2009. Small audience groups were led by a guide from cliff top to sandy shore, over limestone rock and salt-marsh grass. Installations made from objects discovered in situ provided trails for the audience to follow. Along these trails, spectators came across digital recordings, verbal descriptions, cardboard frames placed over natural and man-made objects, and photographs of objects no longer present (such as a dead gull and the sea at high tide). As they walked, a story unfolded concerning a woman from the past whom they witnessed out on the sands, and a weathered washed-up man from the present they beheld dancing on rocks.
Created and performed by: Louise Ann Wilson and Nigel Stewart (Sap Dance).
The project arose from the AHRC-funded project Re-enchantment & Reclamation, Landscape and Environment Programme. It was funded by: Lancaster institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) & the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS), Lancaster University.