Atmospheric Pressure

DIY 11 Atmospheric Pressure, Folkestone Fringe 2014, part of a Live Art Development Agency initiative
An experiment in engaging with the liveness of place, through attempting to collaborate with one of it’s most unpredictable elements: the weather.


We invited a group of artists to explore possible strategies for collaborating with the weather as an agent for live art. Can we make a performance that can only happen if its raining? An installation that is only activated by the sun? An art tool kit for windy days?

Through play, practical experimentation and sensory experience, we became human barometers responding to live weather conditions, in an attempt to harness and embrace the weather as a potential collaborator in the creation of live work.

The workshop culminated in a weather specific performance laboratory at high tide on 13th September 2014 at Folkestone Harbour.