We asked Sylvia Rimat to tell us a little about her latest production, This Moment Now.
What inspired you to create This Moment Now?
I’m very interested in processes of the mind. With previous projects I explored for instance memories/remembering and decision making. The show on decision making, If You Decide to Stay, opened up a number of questions around time and the universe so I felt inspired to develop a new project that looks at time more closely. I’m interested in our personal experience of time, which changes depending on situations and over a lifetime. But I’m also fascinated by broader concepts of time, in physics and philosophy, such as entropy and Einstein’s space time. I wanted to explore how/if we can connect our personal experiences with those concepts and wanted to raise questions around what time is as such.
What can audiences expect from the production?
There will be live drumming, video interviews with young and elderly people, movement/dance, Skype calls to test space time, a very special guest and some nice cups of tea.
What do you enjoy most about creating work in the south west?
I love the network of inspiring artists and arts organisations which have been crucial for developing my work. I live in Bristol and am a member of artist collective Residence. We share space, equipment, knowledge and opportunities. We support each other rather than seeing each other as competitors for funding and opportunities. This is crucial, especially in times when it’s harder to get funding.
Photos by Paul Blakemore.