AUTHORS: Claire Hind
Claire Hind is Professor of Contemporary Theatre in the School of the Arts at York St John University where she runs the MA in Theatre and Performance. She has an international reputation for her teaching and has been a guest practitioner at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, School of the Arts Institute Chicago, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and New York University.
She practises performing, walking and scoring and researches visual and sentient experiences of embodying geological rock. She regularly collaborates with Clare Qualmann on the Ways to Wander books (Triarchy Press) and was a project associate on the Walking Publics / Walking Art research project co-curating The Walkbook: Recipes for Walking and Wellbeing. Claire also collaborates with Phil Smith and Helen Billinghurst on Walking’s New Movement (Triarchy Press) and is the co-author with Gary Winters on Embodying the Dead, Writing, Playing, Performing (Bloomsbury).
Claire has an international performance practice with artist Gary Winters – together they create dream walks, Super 8mm film, live and visual art influenced by cult cinema, dead icons and dark emotional ballads. Recently, through a residency with the Kansas City Arts Institute, Clare and Claire produced a live work; Wander, Score, where they spent time in specific sites of geological interest working with the pebbles and rocks on the Lizard Peninsula, connecting walking with writing, drawing and performance for a premier at Cast, Helston, Cornwall. Claire’s current artistic venture is in collaboration with Sprite Arts Collective and in partnership with The Cabin/Pad France, for the development of live studio touring performance working directly with geologists and artists on deep time processes, to produce; The International Aloneness Institute.
Watch Claire's inaugural lecture, Stories from the Flickering Light, below.