It’s Sunday, the last day of the River Festival and what better way to relax than a bit of lazy cloud gazing. Recline in comfort on giant beanbags and contemplate the clouds at this intimate installation of clouds and words by artist Lorna Rees. With the towering backdrop of Tintern Abbey, Cloudscapes is a very personal, human-scale work which focuses on the role of clouds in climate change. Even the most seemingly featureless skies provide plentiful material. After the performance visit the Cloud Museum, housed in a vintage horse trailer, and talk to the artists about their work.
Lorna Ress is Artistic Director of Gobbledegook Theatre, renowned for creating innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places. Cloudscapes was made in collaboration with artist Heidi Steller (heidisteller.co.uk) with audio production by sound artist and producer Jo Tyler (BBC Radio 4, Radio 6). Dramaturgical support from author John Grindrod (writer of Concretopia and Outskirts) and Dr Zöe Svendsen. Several leading meteorologists and scientists involved in the study of climate change were consulted about the piece.