FOR DRONE - WORLD TOUR 2019 - live vj for theatre

The Scotsman (★ ★ ★ ★): “In Drone, the sadness, the unfreedom, and the glimpses of a possible different way of being are universal, and exquisitely evoked through the tumbling cloudscapes and vistas in Jamie Wardrop’s stunning circular backdrop of moving visual images.”

The Stage (★ ★ ★ ★) "Jamie Wardrop’s restless video – sometimes sci-fi, sometimes like grainy military targets, all mixed live"

The Herald (★ ★ ★ ★) "Key to this too is Jamie Wardrop’s barrage of projections, so we initially see things through a drone’s eye view as a glammed-up Giles incants over the sonic and visual assault that blasts in from all sides."

FOR SHRIMP DANCE - CCA, GLASGOW 2019 - live vj for butoh dance

The Skinny (★ ★ ★ ★)  "This performance is that often rare instance of a multi-disciplinary production that feels organically fused together with a unifying aesthetic... live visuals from Jamie Wardrop. Projections move between organic and inorganic, between waterfalls and the tile-lined pool Henry is seen submerging himself in. .. it’s a loud yet nonetheless meditative piece of theatre."

FOR THE DWELLING PLACE - HIGHLAND TOUR 2018 - immersive devised theatre

Feature for The National Newspaper

 

Using imagery, poetry and a mixture of traditional folk music and atmospheric electronica, The Dwelling Place weaves that individual’s personal story around a wider narrative about the socioeconomic challenges faced by the Highlands and Islands.

 

“These places have also gone through a period of trauma, through no fault of their own in many ways,” says Jamie, who is based in Glasgow while Lewis lives in Edinburgh. “They have been the victims of history, or the victims of either careless or oppressive attitudes towards them and their way of life. Everyone knows a little bit about the story of the Clearances and the crofters revolts. But there’s also a more kind of modern history, of the person who lived in that house, who had to go off and join the merchant navy, as a lot of Gaels do."

FOR THE DWELLING PLACE - HIDDEN DOOR FESTIVAL, EDINBURGH, 2017 - immersive devised theatre

The Scotsman (★ ★ ★ ★)"a welcome revival of James and Lewis Wardrop’s The Dwelling Place, a fine and vivid show-cum-installation that uses film, still photography, sound, live music and ceilidh-style storytelling to explore the ideas unleashed when the brothers walked into an uninhabited house in Leverburgh, Harris, to find most of the former inhabitant’s belongings still there, slowly decaying."

FOR REBIRTH POOL - CCA, GLASGOW 2016 - installation art

Exuent (★ ★ ★ ★) "Glasgow artist Jamie Wardrop’s beautiful Rebirth Pool is an immersive soundscape and shifting graphic artwork, full of psychedelic shapes and ambient music. Participants can lie underneath and become wrapped around the work, or just walk around it and enjoy it purely as an art installation. It invites comparisons with MRI scanners, or chill-out spaces in nightclubs from the early days of rave culture. It is soothing and trippy, all infused with the bubbling, fragmented organic imagery akin to Future Sound of London and Orbital."

FOR KIERAN HURLEY'S BEATS - TRAVERSE, EDINBURGH -AUGUST 2018 - live vj for theatre

The Telegraph (★ ★ ★ ★) "What really elevates the piece from just being any other one-man storytelling show is the interaction between words, music and visuals. Wardrop’s live video projections are both beautiful in themselves — the forlorn chimneys of the abandoned steelworks; the anxious ticking of a clock as Johnno’s mother waits for him to come home — and provide a brilliant sense of atmosphere. When Johnno arrives at the rave, and melts into the dancing crowd, we can almost smell the sweat and cool grass of the field."

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