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Shot in Abernethy Forest in The Cairngorms, ‘Forest Floor’ considers different bodies and physical access challenges in a rural location. Close friends Julie and Robbie sit quietly together on the ground, a simple idea requiring a novel approach.
Robbie Synge (Cairngorms) and Julie Cleves (London) are performance artists. Their work together playfully investigates cooperative, embodied solutions to access problems, often Involving simple DIY-made objects.
Based in Strathspey in the Highlands, Robbie Synge creates performance, film and objects rooted in choreographic thinking and potentials of the body and its meeting points with people and environments. He is currently working as an Endangered Landscapes Programme Artist-in-Residence with Cairngorms Connect considering different perspectives on wellbeing of people and landscape in the land restoration context. Together with Julie Cleves, their live work ‘To Earth’ reflects over a decade of practice and has been presented at Nottingham Contemporary (Nottdance) and BALTIC in 2022 as part of the Siobhan Davies Studios CONTINUOUS Netowrk. https://www.robbiesynge.com/
Julie Cleves is a London-based performance and dance artist. Julie initially studied BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Art and Design in Leeds. Increasing her physical practice and training, Julie was part of CandoCo Dance Company’s Dance Foundation course (2006/7) and has since worked with a number of dance and theatre companies nationally and internationally including Graeae, Mark Brew, Scottish Dance Theatre and SPINN (Sweden). Together with Robbie Synge, their live work ‘To Earth’ reflects over a decade of practice and has been presented at Nottingham Contemporary (Nottdance) and BALTIC in 2022 as part of the Siobhan Davies Studios CONTINUOUS Netowrk. http://juliecleves.com/
Image description: A man and a woman sit back to back on a forest floor with their eyes closed lit with soft sunlight.