“Carrying Wood” is a short, experimental dance film by choreographer and performer Linda Schirmer. It reflects on our connection and dependence upon resources drawn from rural geographies. It explores the cultural practice of collecting firewood and touches on the complexities of the energy crisis. As part of the artist’s research practice, she walked the Western Way in Connemara, Ireland, – through a landscape – strongly impacted by humans.
On her walk she did not only collect heating material, but also movements inspired by the topography of the Western Way. The artist treats walking as a performative resource and as a mindful art practice.
Carrying Wood is commissioned by Interface Inagh and funded through the Arts Council Ireland with support of Galway Dance.