ONCE WE WERE ISLANDS
ACTIONS FOR THE WORTHLESS BODY
logbuch woche 04.
In this last week we continued our research – exploring and developing in the final days and hours, trying to keep experiments going. We spent time working with the voice and the multitudes of text we had been generating over the residency, trying to find ways to layer these over the physical actions and tasks. Singing. Call and response. Remembering. Describing tasks. Reading lists of tools. Sliding narratives … A lot of things didn’t work. We placed text of the ‘empty body’, as it seemed to allow this layer more easily than the other actions. Here, there is a lot more discovery and research to do – how to bring this world of words and this world of actions (things) together on stage.
Here below are some thoughts, glimmers and questions that arose in the last days:
The perfect activity to project any meaning and imagination onto it.
How active can we be while training inactivity?
What is the best choice of reading into the scene to function as a shift of worlds?
We have been working in darkness. The actual darkness of the room. The metaphorical darkness of the subject matter. The darkness between us as we try to forge ways to work together. It seems inevitable, somehow, that our work will take place half in shadow, under the glare of a lamp. We are deep below the surface.
I like the dark. I like what it doesn’t show. I like the fact that it’s not all clinical and not everything is on display.
There was a moment when the light got involved in itself. It started listening to the stories it was telling itself and it went off on its own trajectory.… Weiterlesen