Way of the Goat
by Varsity of Maneuvers

a goat lying on a cliff in front of the sea


  • 12 minute extract from The Way of the Goat


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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


Year 2010
Duration 16 minutes 5 seconds
Medium Single screen video
Original format Digital Video
Screening format MPEG-2 DVD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1


Supported by Safle through the Studio Safle Award and developed through Picture This' Small Wonders scheme.

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Screening History:

Brewhouse, Taunton, UK
03 July - 07 August 2010

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Small Wonders
2002 - 2009

Our Small Wonders professional development scheme offered artists the mentoring support and technical resources needed for making film and video

Varsity of Maneuvers

Varsity of Maneuvers is the name under which Birgit Auf der Lauer and Jorda Planellas make work and was formed in Bristol autumn 2007.