31 Jul

Got this in my inbox this morning, an intriguing project and the organiser wants to keep things local as much as possible. So if we can get a couple of carloads of Cumbrian models down to it, it might be a nice weekend out and a chance to get to know a few others working in the area and network.

Louise Ann Wilson Company | Ghost Bird | 15th & 16th September 2012 | Forest of Bowland
Internationally celebrated performance maker, Louise Ann Wilson is delighted to announce the
opportunity for 30 Life Models to work with her on her exciting upcoming project, Ghost Bird. Life
Models would be expected to be comfortable with working outside, for stewarded live audiences, in
exposed rural conditions for periods of approximately 20 minutes at a time. Hot drinks, soup and
cake will be provided by the company at a temporary “base camp” during breaks as teams of life
models rotate, in a make shift shelter on site where where warm blankets would also be provided.
As part of working on Ghost Bird, life models will be offered the option of having photographs
taken by acclaimed photographer, Manuel Vason, who is documenting Ghost Bird.
Performance Times
– Performances will run from 11am-3pm on 15th & 16th September 2012.
– Life Models would be performing in rotating teams between approx. 11.40am-3.40pm.
– Life Models would need to meet a shuttle bus each day in Lancaster at approx. 9am. They would
be returned to Lancaster by approx. 5pm each day.
– Louise Ann Wilson Company is able to offer a flat fee of £136 for the two day commitment.
– All travel (apart from the Lancaster-Bowland shuttle bus), accommodation and other costs
incurred are the responsibility of individuals taking part.
About Ghost Bird
Ghost Bird is a beautifully-crafted walk and life art installation specific to an upland valley in the
Forest of Bowland, a landscape that is internationally important for its heather moorland, blanket
bog and rare birds. There you will discover installations and interventions made from the materials
of the place that are inspired by the landscape and in particular the Hen Harrier.
Referring to their ghostly grey feathers and the absence of nesting pairs in the Trough of Bowland,
Ghost Bird celebrates the beauty of the Hen Harrier and draws attention to their fragile relationship
with the North of England. In doing so, the work also becomes a means of reflecting on the journey
taken 400 years ago over Bowland Fell to Lancaster Castle by the Pendle Witches.
Ghost Bird is the latest project by the internationally-celebrated artist Louise Ann Wilson, known
most recently for the walking performances Jack Scout and Fissure. In this new piece, installations
and small acts of live performance combine to create a unique walking experience set within the
stunning natural landscape.
Life Models should send an email expressing interest before 17th August 2012 to:


Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “

  1. jasonandthegoldenpose

    August 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    This sounds so incredibly fascinating! I’ve always wanted to model in a group, as well as outdoors. Unfortunately where I live (Washington, DC area), group sessions are very, very rare, and outdoors modeling is basically unheard of.

    • gavinpollock

      August 27, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Unfortunately I’m not going to be doing it. It would have been interesting, but given the weather round here it might be a bit cold mid September anyway. Martin will be doing it, so his “Everyday Life Model” blog should have a report on it if you want to know how it turns out.

  2. mo

    September 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I hope to be there – hope it’s not too cold or wet. The snake anecdote really cheered me up. Thank you. Reminded me of my non-functioning printer (Bad Billy, my African Grey had dropped a pencil in it).


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