In 2010, Terri began clearing brush in a small forest on Île Audet, a small island on a lake in the Appalachian hills of Quebec. As a way to deal with the deadfall and accelerate decay, she started making nest-like structures in the woods, invitations for wildlife both real and mythical. In 2013, a number of artists to come and interact with these structures, recording and collecting these activities. In 2016, Terri asked choreographers Lina Cruz, Hannah Fischer and Adam Kinner to help create three movements, weaving together what had been collected, bringing the forest onto the stage. While there is no narrative, their roots on the island highlight a range of physical and emotional connections to the environment.
made and performed by Terri Hron
total time: 50 minutes
NESTING is a modular piece that can be performed in various ways, depending on the nature and equipment in a space.
- These videos are meant both as a visual trace and my score of the piece.
- The different versions of me, both in movement and sound, are meant to serve as an indication of the flexibility of the work and are an invitation to layering.
- The videos also suggest very basic ideas for lighting and the projection of the video in performance.