Gutted comprises a script, performance, audio and installation investigating gut processes, instincts and ecosystems; from digestion inside our bodies to landscape-scale infrastructure and archaeological digs. Bringing to life digestive processes and encouraging us to consider how we think and feel through our stomachs, the work takes the idea of the hole as both an entry and exit point, a barrier between the inside and outside, it can be a portal between worlds – it consumes, and it vomits. The work is presented within Ladybower (2022) a sculpture inspired by the two circular spillways which regulate the water levels in the Ladybower reservoir and supply water to Sheffield. Reminiscent of a Greek Amphitheatre and made from scaffolding, the sculpture follows the curve of the fibonacci sequence.
Written by: Laura Wilson & Alan Whiting
Voiced by: Cush Jumbo
Animation: Gabriella Marsh
Video edit: Tommie Introna & Laura Wilson
Sound design: Tommie Introna
Costume: Lucie Kordacova
Fabric design: Laura Wilson
Drone footage: Paul Morton, Steel City Drone Pilot, Andy Loring & Matt Way
Presented within Laura Wilson, 'Ladybower', 2022. Scaffolding structure and wood.
Kindly supported by Henry Moore Foundation, The Elephant Trust and Jerwood Arts.
Eno Inwang, Matthew Jamieson, Laurent John, Beth Kettel, Zayaan Khan, Robert Lee, Brendan McMullan, Jon Opie, Dr. Sandhya Ravi, Amie Soudien, Angelica Sule,
Rory Walsh, Ellen Mara De Watcher and Amy Watson. Also, thanks to Rowland Scaffold Co Ltd, Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Sheffield City Archives,
University of Nottingham Libraries, Manuscripts & Special Collections, Picture Sheffield and all the staff and volunteers at Site Gallery.