Curated by Sarah Breen Lovett, ‘Palimpsest Performances’ is a series that explores contemporary art performance, as a way of simultaneously drawing forth the past and layering present interpretations of the unique architecture and grounds of the Woodford Academy. Palimpsest Performance #2 by contemporary artists Ben Denham and Honi Ryan are two separate but intertwined performances, both explore the land and its resources as communication device. Through an examination of walking as art practice Honi Ryan communes with the site, exploring and revealing its traces and history as a navigation tool. While Ben Denham's performance uses water from the land to create sound instruments which are calibrated to the geometries of site. Ben Denham grew up in the Blue Mountains and studied visual arts at the University of Western Sydney. He works with performance video and make machines that engage different parts of the body in the process of drawing and writing. Honi Ryan is an interdisciplinary artist based in The Blue Mountains, Australia and Berlin, Germany. Ryan works across media-arts, performance, social sculpture and installation. She is interested in art as alternative models for living. This project is supported by the Blue Mountains City of The Arts Cultural Grants Program 2014.