The singers are out of breath
The swimmers are out of their depth
Singers and swimmers strike out towards the water’s edge, spanning the wide expanse of beach. They each look towards the sea, eyes intent, focused on the horizon, searching for something. Is somebody lost at sea?
Stories of endeavour are interwoven with haunting music, lifeguard drills, calls for help and struggles for breath. Out of Water takes you on a poetic journey from the land to the water’s edge.
Out of Water is a Live Art Collective East project for the London 2012 Festival supported by Arts Council England, PRS For Music Foundation’s Women Make Music Scheme and Norfolk County Council.
Out of Water debuted on Holkham Beach on 25, 26, 27 August, 2012. The performance featured Helen Paris, Caroline Wright, Laura Wright, Oo La Lume and 25 local participants from North Norfolk. In August 2014 the piece will be restaged for Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, as part of the Summerhall and Escalator East to Edinburgh programmes.
|8–10 August 2014||Out of Water | Caroline Wright & Helen Paris||Portobello Beach, Edinburgh Fringe Festival||Edinburgh|
|29 June 2013||Out of Water||Fort Funston Beach||San Francisco|
|25–27 August 2012||Helen Paris & Caroline Wright: Out of Water||Holkham Beach||Norfolk|