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Night Vision

Night Vision Nichola Scrutton

Night Vision (working title) is a body of work in development.

The starting point was a series of texts and drawings captured in the middle of the night lying down in a semi-conscious state over a two-year period (2017-19). This was a new approach for me.

Many thanks to writer Em Strang – an early reader of a random, unfiltered selection of the texts. Em’s generous responses gave me encouragement to trust my instincts in pursuing the work. 

Early inquiries focused on investigating the text, making selections and initial thoughts about how to interact with the texts in performance.  In 2019, I had the opportunity to explore those seed ideas in a Magnetic North Rough Mix Residency. The work-in-progress was aired in a public performance at Perth Theatre, Scotland.

2021 Developments

I am delighted to say  that in early 2021 I was awarded Creative Scotland funding to develop the next phase of the project over six months. A few things are now unfolding, including a more substantial ensemble work for performance and broadcast. 

More information will follow here in the coming months, and I’m posting occasional updates on social media – you can connect there too if it’s of interest, details are on the Contact page…