Dawn to dark Cornish cliff audio visual experience
On Sunday 20th September, from dawn until dark, site-specific Cornish theatre company, Wildworks has announced it will be running seven live showings of an immersive soundscape on the rugged cliffs of Botallack on Cornwall’s wild Tin Coast. This unique and site-specific set of screenings, aptly titled ‘Meet me at the Edge’ has been written by founding artist Mercedes Kemp and directed by Artistic Director, Mydd Pharo.
The first episode of ‘Meet me at the Edge’ is partly a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is an experimental, physical journey into what ‘The Edge’ means to communities and individuals.
Focussing in on the stories and experiences of Wildworks’ founding artist, Mercedes Kemp, Meet me At The Edge will invite visitors to finally come and stand together at the edge of the world; the edge of solitude and loneliness, the edge of love, the edge of tolerance and endurance and the edge of meaning, all on the physical edge of the land and the sea.
Botallack is a culturally and historically significant site based in sensational, wild and dramatic landscape. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and a popular Poldark filming location, standing there offers the feeling of being on the edge of the world, with accompanying feelings of isolation and solitude.
Attendees can enjoy the distant company of others as all join safely for this special one-day only event. With the first performance starting at sunrise 6.30am, wearing headphones, showgoers will be placed along the cliff for an individual, but shared, experience. The last performance of the day commences at 6.30pm and this short journey into sound and landscape explores themes of connectivity and isolation and is inspired by Mercedes Kemp’s personal experiences of living on the edge.
There is an issue with booking system – so either call direct: 01726 879500 / or put your tickets in the basket and then call the box office and they’ll be able to complete your order.