For the first time, Jupiter Artland collaborates with Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) to present Trisha Brown: In Plain Site (9 – 11 August 2019), a series of the US choreographer’s most striking short dance pieces reinterpreted for the landscape of Jupiter Artland. This presentation across Jupiter Artland’s gallery spaces focuses on Brown’s moving-image archive, traversing Brown’s early practice. Trisha Brown: Times, Space, Gravity (27 July-29 September 2019) explores the breadth of Trisha’s remarkable legacy through film archives of her early practice, and rare interview footage that provides greater insight into her evolving ideas.
Jupiter Artland Foundation is one of Scotland’s most significant arts organisations, with five gallery spaces and an expansive outdoor sculpture collection. Located just outside Edinburgh, Jupiter Artland is a registered charity, founded by the philanthropist art collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson, now with 36 permanent site-specific works across 100 acres of woodland and meadows.
Each work in the Trisha Brown programme, is staged in a dynamic relationship to the natural setting of Jupiter: Raft Piece, a quartet with floating rafts performed on Jupiter’s lake; Floor of the Forest, a duet which sees the everyday activity of getting dressed translated onto a horizontal suspended frame; Locus, a dance conceived from the geometry of a cube set within Jupiter’s woodland and more. For this commission, Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to its site-specific roots, blending intellectual rigour, physical virtuosity and tongue-in-cheek humour to create beautiful, often surprising works of art across outdoor spaces.
Trisha is one of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers of her time, inspired a number of artists, dancers and choreographers including Brendan Fernandes, Pam Tarowitz, Satu Hummasti and Daniel Clifton, David Gordon, Mark Morris and Stephen Petronio.
Following her death in 2017 the New York Times stated that Trisha’s ‘choreography helped share generations of modern dance creators’ and the legacy of her work is currently being seen at the Whitney Biennial through the work of Brendan Fernandes. Jupiter Artland’s commission offers Scotland a fantastic opportunity to participate in her legacy and experience her work in a unique way.