the body surges the body rests the body fights/moves/sleeps the body loves the body shakes the body aches the body folds/transforms/opens
the body embraces/ sings/ swims the body surges /embodies the body rests/stops the body fights/moves/sleeps the body loves/ sound /aches the body - - - - - the body rises/creates/ transcends the body the sound shelters encompasses the sound carries breaks silences the sound pushes drops projects allows the sound continues unfolds enfolds the sound discomfits irritates agitates >> the sound niggles darts opens doors seduces leaves confronts is gone the sound ricochets dies elide sighs merges surges the bodysound hits escalates empties
the sound diminishes
the body dies
the sound slaps sighs merges surges the sound hits the sound escalates the sound diminishes pulses imagines the sound allows the body fades the body takes/ shines/ alerts the body gives/ the sound tires/ cries the body expels/ wants/ defies the body contains/ the sound releases/ignites the sound energises the body calms the sound / the body disperses
'The lines of birds' is a work like a prayer, a silent flock of birds at great heights moving through vast spaces. The work was focused on process, and observing what occurs in an environment when 'something' is established. It was a work for the collision and 'elide' of body and sound as for the sounds we do not usually listen for.
A site specific work made in collaboration with Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey (live sound/feedback loops, prepared piano, trumpet) and dancers Michaela Pegum and Gregory Lorenzutti.
Chunky Move NEXT MOVE season
Photography by Pippa Samaya.