Way of the Goat
by Varsity of Maneuvers
Way of the Goat explores the climbing skills of feral goats’ to re-visit an inherently human condition – the fear of heights.
The video portrays how these animals physically relate to space and to the landscapes they live in.
Shaolin Kong Fu/ Tai Chi and North American Indian culture constitute a conceptual periphery for this work. Their members excelled mentally and physically through hunting and studying animals.
"With this project we like to pay tribute to the skill and sensibilities of our significant climbing others - feral goats of Devon and Snowdonia and feral goats wherever they manage to survive."
Varsity of Maneuvers
|Duration||16 minutes 5 seconds|
|Medium||Single screen video|
|Original format||Digital Video|
|Screening format||MPEG-2 DVD|
|Colour / B&W||Colour|
Supported by Safle through the Studio Safle Award and developed through Picture This' Small Wonders scheme.
Brewhouse, Taunton, UK
03 July - 07 August 2010
Our Small Wonders professional development scheme offered artists the mentoring support and technical resources needed for making film and video
Varsity of Maneuvers is the name under which Birgit Auf der Lauer and Jorda Planellas make work and was formed in Bristol autumn 2007.