Jupiter Artland’s summer exhibition is dedicated to the work of choreographer and artist Trisha Brown (1936–2017), whose enduring legacy continues to be a source of joy and fascination for the generation of artists who follow in her footsteps. Combining physical virtuosity with the inquiring mind of a scientist, her early works evolved outside of formal dance settings, taking place in downtown New York across roof-tops, streets and parklands. The city and landscape became Brown’s laboratory as she engineered ideas that expanded the possibilities of movement for both dancers and audiences alike.
This exhibition at Jupiter Artland focuses on her moving image archive, charting the development of her movement language from her early site-specific pieces through to her large-scale works for proscenium stage such as Glacial Decoy (1979), Set and Reset (1983) and her production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (1988). Accompanying the exhibition will be a special performance of a selection of Trisha Brown’s site-specific pieces, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site as part of Edinburgh International Festival.
27 July—29 September
Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston,
Edinburgh, EH27 8BY