Forms of Inhabitation


Sophia Lycouris
University of Edinburgh


Portfolio, Practice Based, performance, dance, film, video, installation, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Forms of Inhabitation is a three-monitor, site-specific video installation designed and produced by Sophia Lycouris for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). It was installed in the Lower Temperate Glasshouse foyer and presented in the exhibition After the Storm, May 2017, which Lycouris curated on the invitation of the RBGE team. The exhibition explored themes of resilience and recovery as part of a series of events organised by the RBGE in 2017–2018 in response to the impact of Cyclone Andrea that hit Scotland in 2012. It comprised site-specific works by Lycouris, Kevin Dagg, Susanne Ramsenthaler and Mike Windle. The video installation comprised three films of improvised dance, two of 19-minute duration and one of 9 minutes, featuring dancers Adam Hussain, Suzi Cunningham and Helga Schram. It was accompanied by a one-off live performance event which took place during the opening night of the exhibition. Performer Mariola Albinowska and sound artist Clive Powell joined the three dancers for this event, which was livestreamed by filmmaker Iguácel Cuiral.

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30 May 2024


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