PROJECT // the windy days
The windy days explores how people and places transform one another through a patient and porous process of arrival, and the living material traces that accumulate in between. The project is anchored in a methodology of field work that combines outdoor and in-studio research and draws on extensive field notes, found materials and place-based scores. With interpreter-collaborators Cara Roy and Nicolas Patry, set and light designer Darah Miah, and sound designer Kasey Pocius, this research prioritizes a relational understanding of creative time across places and disciplines, inhabited by values of ecology and sustainable degrowth. The project works to develop multiple forms of sharing beyond performance production that emphasize the accessibility of the creative process through cultural mediation, choreographic traces and documentation across media, to open the dialogue and listen to the resonances of the places we co-inhabit.
BIO // Lucy Fandel is a dance artist and writer based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Often at the intersection of social, scientific, and artistic movement, her work has been shown in Canada and abroad. She has performed in works by Wendt+Dufaux, Chloe Hart, Catherine Chun Hua Dong, and the collective As They Strike, among others. Her recent creation The Sway of Stone with co-choreographer Nickle Peace-Williams, was self-produced entirely outdoors at La friche au pied du courant as an in situ performance turned film. Lucy is also co-founder of the creative development non-profit for artists Nous Sommes L’Été and project coordinator for Mouvement Perpétuel (Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer) and Concordia University’s Performing Arts Research Cluster (Angélique Willkie and Eldad Tsabary). Her practice continues to grow through conversations with artistic advisor Bailey Eng, and in several ecologically-oriented rural residencies.