The body in time and place

Through symbolic action Becky Bowley’s work evokes the relationship between the body and time through the medium of traditional making and the movement of the body within a place. Her interest lies in poetical dialogues between the memory and imagination of human feeling and experiences becoming an embodiment of dream, myth and the ineffable. Materials are composed as symbols of the elements that resonate with impermanence and hint at transformation - to move the body within time and space “To cross a territory, to walk, to open a path, to recognise a place, to comprehend symbolic values, to invent a geography”5.



The Humber Princess




If you are crossing the Humber Bridge, you might encounter something quite extraordinary at dawn or maybe dusk, the Humber Bridge is a dance partner for a discreet pedestrian endurance dance walk.

The Humber Princess is in resonance with the site as a place of suicide and performed for an incidental audience of commuters and travelers who use the Humber Bridge regularly.

"The Humber Princess is an onsite, site responsive endurance dance, a  home movie, a requiem,  an enactment and mark of quiet respect. Discretion, respect and sensitivity are required. If you want a day out by the bridge – you may just happen to see the Humber Princess"

Featuring Stuart Faulkner, Technician Mark Doyle. Visual and Sound Recording Longbarrow Press. With Thanks to Hessle Police and Pinnacle People.