Our third and final Seed’s Dispersed Residency has come to an end, which means the time has come for a sharing of the exciting creations these seedlings have been nurturing!

We will be sharing Jo Shapland’s Embodied Tales of a Hag 1- Corvid, from our second Seeds Dispersed Residency, which began in August 2020, Bakani Pick-Up’s 93 Interlude: Pilgrimage to an Artificial Dimension, Gaia Cicolani’s Miss B and Indigo Tarran’s response to the government’s controversial ‘Re-skill, Re-think, Re-boot’ campaign.

Friday 18th December

There will be work released though out the day and an evening get together, chat, reflect and enjoy a festive tipple of your choice! Keep your eyes peeled! Then join us at 6:30 for a festive sharing and get together.

Email to book: groundworkprocardiff@gmail.com

Seed’s Dispersed Artists:

Jo Shapland
Embodied Tales of a Hag 1- Corvid

These fledgling short films represent the beginnings of a new project, Corvid, part of my ongoing “Embodied Tales of a Hag”.

Over this initial period of embodying a sense of a “birdhuman”, influenced particularly by the rooks and jackdaws that inhabit my wild garden, I had the good fortune to spend a week on Ynys Enlli where I enjoyed the company of the red billed and footed Choughs (otherwise known as sea crows) that live there. My films reflect on the changes that my attempts to embody corvid catalyzed.

Films danced and edited by Jo Shapland

Music: Dewi Evans

Costume: Sophie Miller

Camera operator: Amy Blackbird

Mentors: Feathers & Yumino Seki

Deep gratitude to Chough, Raven, Rook, Jackdaw and Magpie… and also Merlin… and my hag sisters and their daughters

Creation supported through Groundwork Pro’s SEED’S Dispersed Residency in November 2020. 

Jo’s work will be shared at 9am on Friday 18th December:







Bakani Pick-Up
’93 Interlude: Pilgrimage to an Alternate Dimension’

Through this work Bakani looks at the Black performing body as a metaphor that encompasses difference and otherness. This work is a means of occupying space and questioning the way in which we acknowledge aesthetic economics through the juxtaposition of using western techniques and critique, by investigating the autonomy for Black performing bodies through improvisation.  

Filmed danced and edited by Bakani Pick – Up 

Creation supported through Groundwork Pro’s SEED’S Dispersed Residency in November 2020. 

Bakani’s work will be shared at 11:00am on Friday 18th  December:



Gaia Cicolani
Miss B.

It’s time to give Miss B. a visit! 

What has she been up to, we wonder? 

Has she been behaving like a proper lady should? 

How should a “proper lady” behave? This is the key question Gaia has been exploring with her character, Miss B. 

Society puts such constraints on how women should behave, this idea of being proper and or perfect. Are we any less of a woman if we choose not to conform? 

Created and Directed by Gaia Cicolani, mentored by Maria Carolina Vieira.

Creation supported through Groundwork Pro’s SEED’S Dispersed Residency in November 2020. 

Gaia’s work will be shared at 1:00pm on Friday 18th December:




Indigo Tarran

In response to the government’s controversial ‘Re-skill, Re-think, Re-boot’ campaign, Indigo investigates and shares their exploration of manual labour as part of their practice. Describing the layers of information ingrained in the body through the extensive time spent working and dancing, and working on dancing. Questioning the egoless body, viewing the body as a tool. 

Filmed and edited by Indigo Tarran, mentored by Eddie Ladd 

Sounds Contributions by Piers Partridge

Creation supported through Groundwork Pro’s SEED’S Dispersed Residency in November 2020. 

Indigo’s work will be shared at 3pm on Friday 18th December:

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