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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.     The work has been performed at:  Dance Live, Aberdeen, 2016  Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, 2015  Charlotte Spencer Projects supper room, Greenwich Dance 2014  Sprint Festival, London 2014  Pot Luck, Faversham, 2014  A Million Minutes, February 2013   
       
     
  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.
       
     
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