51.005957 N, 2.197191 W

‘51.050057 N, 2.197191 W’ is a performance/lecture. I weave together poetry, sound clips, found footage and storytelling to examine idealised images of the English Countryside and the nostalgia these images hold. Drawing on familial histories, pastoral literature and bucolic imagery I attempt to question if the nostalgia held for ‘simpler times’ is damaging and if these ‘simpler times’ ever even existed. 

 

In ‘51.050057 N, -2.197191 W’ stories are reimagined, hyperlinks are referenced, popular culture sits beside cannon literature. I want the audience to consider how we view the past. How do varying sources and medias affect our perception of what we are told?