oblique, open, filtered, framed
Fruitmarket and Dance Base Scotland selected dance artist Laura Fisher as the SPACE/FRAME Residency Artist. SPACE/FRAME provided a unique opportunity for a dance/movement artist to work in residence with the Fruitmarket and to create a work in response to the current installation, Jyll Bradley’s Pardes.
Laura Fisher (she/they) was chosen from an open call to spend two weeks interacting with the installation and the architecture of the Fruitmarket Warehouse, and then share her response in the final weekend of the installation. The Fruitmarket Warehouse provides new opportunities for performance-based work and Jyll Bradley’s generous installation, Pardes, an invitation as much as a sculpture, entices us to inhabit it individually and in groups, in silent contemplation, collaborative cross-art-form working or for joyous, noisy events – the perfect place to let a dance artist explore.
Drawing on the Warehouse and Pardes as site, both literal and poetic, the final performance oblique, open, filtered, framed was an invitation to gather and encounter space, light, sculpture and movement, through a series of shifting arrangements and relations between bodies and space. The work built on an ongoing enquiry in Fisher’s practice which considers how we move through space and how spaces move us. The performance was presented as a continuation of research and a sharing of material developed by Fisher, alongside collaborators Stephanie Arsoska, Hannah Draper, Sky Su and Kristin Wong, during a four-day process of attuning and responding to Pardes. Audiences were invited to encounter the work in process throughout the week leading up to the performance as the artists worked in the Warehouse.
About Laura Fisher
Laura Fisher is a dance artist, producer, and choreographic performance maker based in Glasgow, Scotland. She works across live art, dance, design and club performance.
As a Producer, Laura was selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Emerging Producers Development Programme 2019 and was awarded an FST Producers Bursary to undertake a placement at The Work Room, Glasgow developing an artist led model for a new dance scratch night in Scotland. Laura is currently awarded a place on the Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme 20/21 at Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance under the mentorship of Lucy Suggate.
Laura holds a BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice with Honours of the First Class from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She studied dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and classical ballet at the Dance School of Scotland from 2005-2011.
Images: Emily Nicholl