A dance for the gallery
       
     
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  3 x 3 (formerly ABACUS/ Car Park) is a playful and colourful dance installation that behaves like a multi-player game where it’s the taking part that counts. The audience play an active role in triggering the dancers with their own walking or running in the space. The dancers’ movements reveal patterns and relationships in response to different numbers of "players" and their movements in the space.     
  
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          Made with: Vanessa Abreu, Luke Birch, Elodie Escarmelle, Lena Kimming, Elisa Vassena.    And performed in 2015 by Vanessa Abreu, Luke Birch, Elodie Escarmelle, Janine Harrington, Lena Kimming, Alice Mackenzie, Stella Papi & Elisa Vassena.    Images: Rajvi Vaya
       
     
The Performing Book at Brighton Festival
       
     
 The Human Clock is a durational performance installation modelled on the appearance of the digital clock (16:46:07).  A performer animates this simple machine using only her own embodied sense of time passing. In a play between the digital (image) and analogue (manual) presentation of time, she labours to turn time manually, literally with her hands. Paradoxically, in order to keep up with metered time, the performer must continually negotiate the difference between the sign of the numbers (the value it denotes in metered time) and the time taken by the action of turning the numbers. In particular time “lost” in the progressively more complicated manoeuvres of turning the double-figure minute (e.g. 12:09:59 to 12:10:00), the hour (12:59:59 to 13:00:00) and double-figure hour (19:59:59 to 20:00:00), must be anticipated by adjusting the rate of the seconds. In this sense the actions of anticipating time consumes attention; rather than enabling the projection of a future, we are constantly and perversely caught in the labour of time as a constantly looping experience of time disappearing.
       
     
 Since Autumn 2014 I have been developing a set of works under the banner People Make Patterns. These are colourful and playful works situated in public and semi-public spaces, particularly suited to outdoor festivals studio-type spaces:  STACK- a dance puzzle to be played with and possibly "solved" collaboratively by audience. STACK is for studio/ gallery spaces.   3x3 -5 dancers accompany members of the public in a game-like construct, revealing different patterns and relationships. 3x3 is a work for outdoor spaces.   KALEIDER - For outdoor/ studio spaces. Kaleidoscopic installation with live sound and dance editing.  These works continue the explorations of my earlier works,  The Performing Book  and  The Bridge , drawing upon relationships between content and it's access in different kinds of technologies, and modelling this in a live performance situation.
       
     
  The Bridge  was the created as the culmination of research and development during a yearlong  BBC Performing Arts Fund  fellowship hosted by  Independent Dance  and is part of my algorithmic performance series.   45 performers danced in 10 structures/ systems which proposed different relationships between the audience and the dancers. As the audience moved across the bridge, their movement activated dances according to rules which could be learned through further physical investigation.             
       
     
  LAND  (2013). Image: Gorm Ashurst. Dancers: Young people from various south London dance groups.
       
     
 10 Minutes video 
       
     
KALEIDER accompanying booklet
       
     
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