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Alex Rigg

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Alex Rigg

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Biography

Professional

I am an artist working in a number of different disciplines. My work is often of a large scale and developed for a specific context or location. I make performance events with my company, Oceanallover, and have designed set, costumes and choreography for many other companies, including NVA, Theatre Cryptic, Theatre Babel, Nation and Process 10:28. I design and build green oak structures that are functional and sculptural, making use of traditional framing techniques.
Together with Trevor Leat, I design and build large willow structures, including the wicker man for the Wickerman Music Festival in Galloway and the figure for Carlton Hill as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. Much of what I make involves collaboration with other artists, musicians and craftsmen.

I am particularly interested in the human body and its relationship to surroundings and emotion. The live, performative aspect of my work is an explosive summary of all the other elements. I believe that art should be uncompromising and bold. The artist should try to find a truth for the context of their work that takes it beyond contemporary issues and into some other reality.


OROGRAPHIC

 
  IMAGE CREDIT: BRIAN HARTLEY
 
  IMAGE CREDIT: ROBIN RIGG
 
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Role:
Director / Designer
Year:
2018
Venue:
Touring, site-responsive work

Orographic is a site-responsive journey into landscapes both emotional and physical. The design of the work has been made within the concept of guiding and guided journeys.

I have made a number of collaborative test pieces working with various artists and ecologists to create an experience for both audience and performers that is evocative and provocative. The project is devised in collaboration with Oceanallover cast members and in consultation with ecologists and writers.

Credits:

Director:
Alex Rigg
Composer:
Joey Sanderson, Breezy Elthalion, Richie Merchant
Production Design Consultant:
Dougie Strang
Screen Printing:
Sarah Keast
Choreographer:
Alex Rigg and Cast
Costume Making Assistant:
Hilary Ross
Costume Making Assistant:
Laini Chrismas

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