Artist, Choreographer, Performer, Researcher.
Parys Mountain is a collaboration between Composer, Filmmaker, Photographer and Artistic director Nick Parkin and Choreographer, Artist, Performer, Co-Artistic Director Marie-Gabrielle Rotie.
Parys Mountain 2011 -2020 is a research and development project funded by Arts Council of Wales and is in a constant state of research, spanning 1996 to currently 2018. It is never our intention to 'finish' this work, but to engage in the sites constant states of transformation and erosion, which spans well beyond our respective lifetimes.
Parys Mountain embraces sound, photographs, film and site based work. The work explores entropy, post-industrial wastelands and dystopia. We are working closely with the unqiue history, geology and archaelogy of this site. We are currently developing a fusing of sound, image and film to create an 'expanded cinema' installation.
Parys Mountain Research currently comprises:
a DVD compilation of various edited films,
a CD of sound scores and compositions,
a body of photographic documentation and a PDF promotional publication.
performances on film
The research was presented at Goldsmiths University of London November 2012 as a research presentation (PRF forum George Wood Theatre.)
All images copyright Nick Parkin and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 2011 to 2018 All rights reserved.
For Further images and film footage please visit
Link to folder with Parys Mountain Research Films