Fantastic few days of panels, lectures, performances and chatting about mountains at the Performing Mountains Symposium.
I was invited to sit on a panel focusing on Everest and it's translations. Each of the panel were invited to bring an artifact to discuss, mine was my portrait of Sir Chris Bonington that I created at Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival at the end of last year. In the creation of the portrait myself and Claire Carter interviewed Chris about his experiences on Everest, which I then translated visually into his portrait. This project was an interesting shift from my previous work that has been more focused on direct experience of the landscape, with these portraits I wanted to encapsulate the lasting impressions that these direct experiences can have on the individual.