Collaborative Research Residency
Skye Reynolds and Khamlane Halsackda will spend from Monday – Friday 17 – 21 December in the Drill Hall.
During this residency, artists Skye Reynolds and Khamlane Halsackda will begin to develop a creative methodology for their new collaboration HEN. Inspired by the ‘mother-daughter/ parent-child’ relationship as a starting point, they will explore broader connotations of this power dynamic and consider what metaphors are at play.
Skye lives in Scotland where ‘hen’ is an affectionate term for a female; Khamlane lives in Sweden where ‘hen’ has recently been introduced as a gender-neutral pronoun. Both artists are curious about the meaning of ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ and will investigate by stripping back their own identities.
Their research will be underpinned by a ‘feminist perspective,’ taking this approach as a lens, rather than a manifesto, through which to explore material. The artists share experimental, interdisciplinary and socially-engaged practices and will work with current creative interests: conversations/ listening/ framing/ tasks and props to explore and crystallise ideas.
Originally from Sydney, Skye has been based in Edinburgh for 22 years. This Residency with Critical Path marks the beginning of a fresh conversation supporting Skye’s desire to reconnect creatively within Australia. She is excited to be working in her hometown and embarking upon this new project with Khamlane.
Khamlane is a member of Nya Rörelsen, a collective of choreographers based in Malmö, Sweden. This residency will also look at working with Critical Path to help with the on-going development of his collective and its impact on the public and dance community, as well as kicking off this collaboration with Skye.
Image 1: Skye Reynolds, photo Lucas Kao
Image 2: Khamlane Halsackda, Permission to Grieve, photo Alexis Rodriguez Cancino.