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Trig Point 51.4134° N, 0.2115° W was a research project that aimed to deliver new perspectives on the design and use of pedagogical space and the technical and material resourcing required for innovative theatre making and performance practise across the educational, architectural and planning sectors. It was the third part of a continuing programme of practise-based research, following on from Plant Science (2013) and Three Kings (2016), projects in which we examined how processes of orientation, patterns of attachment to locale, materiality of place and other, more esoteric, time-space rhythms help to shape the identity, experience and efficacy of a learning environment.

Commissioned by Wimbledon College of Arts, London, with additional support from UAL Staff Development Fund, the three-week research residency formed part of a curatorial series at the college’s Space Gallery, entitled Impermanence. Using language and adapted instrumentation from the field of land surveying, combined with specialist input from the spheres of architecture, education, and environmental studies, Trig Point plotted not only how the college buildings functioned practically, but also how they positioned  themselves in the minds and imagination of staff, students, and visitors, and how less tangible factors concerning atmosphere, social structures and spatial dynamics might offer up a more provocative set of coordinates from which to navigate a course of study.

Through the use of installation, performance lecture, publication, podcast and structural intervention Trig Point recalibrated the senses of location awareness and directional finding - a fluid, playful, reconnaissance that  analysed not only benchmarks, supervision and gradation, but the value too of error, inaccuracy, slackness and variation.

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TRig Point installation
On the Hoof - performance lecture
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