Walden / so many keen and subtle masters
adapted and directed by Nicholas Bone
so many keen and subtle masters
by Harvey Dimond
In March/April 2023, we restaged our seminal production of Walden together with a newly-commissioned response by visual artist Harvey Dimond at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh's gallery for contemporary art. Adapted from Henry David Thoreau’s account of his ‘experiment in simple living’ in the Massachusetts woods in the 1840s, Walden premiered at Stills, Edinburgh in 2008 and toured widely around the UK from 2009–10.
Artist Harvey Dimond’s response work, so many keen and subtle masters explored the subject of black ecologies in relation to Walden and appeared alongside the performances.
Walden and so many keen and subtle masters were presented as part of our residency at the Fruitmarket from January–March 2023. We also developed and performed a new work We Will Hear The Angels in January 2023.
The script for Walden is published and available to buy direct from us.
Performed by Shakara Rose Carter
Written and directed by Nicholas Bone
Designed by Sans facon
Photos by Jassy Earl and Chris Scott