Rough Mix 2016
Creative Development Residency with Magnetic North Theatre
Rough Mix is a creative lab for artists from all disciplines from across Scotland to play with ideas, thrash out inspirations, share their passions and challenge their ideas. This creative residency involves 15 people: 5 experienced artists, 2 emerging artists, 6 performers, a stage manager (Rachael Miller) and (Nicholas Bone) as facilitator and Artistic Director.
N.B. To find out more about Aminder’s project for this residency, please select “Learn More” at the bottom of this page
The Performers were:
Artist Info for Rough Mix 2016 +
Aminder Virdee is a visual artist based in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Exploration of the disabled identity is a crucial aspect in Aminder’s work, influenced by her own experiences. The synergy between her body and her immediate environment is entirely dictated by her physical impairments and she implements different approaches to her work according to the way her impairments manifest themselves at any one time.
Project Synopsis +
Aminder’s project explores stereotypes, connotations and narratives of disability. She plans to create multiple fictional identities for herself as performer, building on her personal experiences. These new-born identities will each have a narrative relating to bodily difference, supported by fictional evidence such as hospital letters, x-rays and scans. By performing these new characters herself, Aminder aims to use the disabled body as a critical aesthetic medium rather than an object. Aminder's sharing of work in progress will be BSL interpreted.
To find out what happened during my residency and at the end of residency Work-In-Progress Show at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen…
Rough Mix Aberdeen was realised in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts and supported by Creative Scotland, the David & June Gordon Memorial Trust and Aberdeen City Council.