RED EARTH is an environmental arts group led by artists Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. Red Earth produce site-specific installations and performances in response to the landscape, created through interdisciplinary collaboration engaging the public in the creative process. Red Earth events amplify and resonate with the natural landscape, immersing the audience in its hidden terrain.
Red Earth projects are interdisciplinary collaborations between artists and non-arts professionals: ecologists, archaeologists, geologists, historians, land managers, farmers, and communities, bringing people together in participatory events to explore their natural and cultural heritage, transforming our understanding of the places where we live.
Red Earth has produced work in Europe, Java, Japan and Mongolia. Projects have explored the effects of climate change and our complex relationship with geological, archaeological, ecological and cultural landscapes, encouraging public participation in both the creative and the performative processes.
Our work looks to the wider world for inspiration while focusing on local detail: performances are often inter-cultural exchanges, while our temporary sculpture installations are sensitive to site and built on location from locally sourced materials.
Projects involve partnerships with organisations such as the National Trust and Natural England, and creative collaborations with specialists in the fields of geology, ecology and archaeology, disciplines which ultimately help us understand how, why and who we are now.
Red Earth co-directors Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe devise and produce all Red Earth events: over twenty years of creating, managing and realising events in the landscape in collaboration with artists and other professionals, working with partners such as The National Trust and Natural England.
Project fields include
Site-specific sculpture installations and live performance in the landscape
Interdisciplinary collaborations with non-arts professionals
International collaborations in foreign landscapes
Education: participatory and interdisciplinary arts projects, lectures, workshops and residencies
RED EARTH has received support and commissions from many quarters including Arts Council England, The National Trust, Natural England, English Heritage, Collabor8, The Forestry Commission, Visiting Arts and several festivals. For more information on Red Earth projects please view the company website: www.redearth.co.uk
Recently: CHALK installation and performance on the English South Downs.