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ONE YEAR ON - Live Performance, 45 mins // FOOTAGE 1 // FOOTAGE 2 // IMAGE GALLERY

 

‘...the body’s discursive potential, the ways in which it is regimented, controlled, suppressed, betrayed, abandoned, and reformed through history: “The history of the body is(...) the history of what has been written in this form: as injuries, as hopes, as disappointments, as any experience at all.” ’

‘One has to watch the same action performed over and over, forced then to come to a personal interpretation of it simply because it won't go away. And, to quote the old Minimalist canard, repetition is a form of change... there are no codes, no conclusion, but the mute intensity of affect is incontrovertible.’

Cody, G (1998), Woman, Man, Dog, Tree: Two Decades of Intimate and Monumental Bodies in Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater. TDR, Vol. 42, (Summer, 1998), p.115-131.

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This work returns to the film 'Lethargy II' made a year previously, and sits alongside the film 'Knatts Valley'. The performance is a durational, semi-improvised piece performed within the stark, exposing arena of the gallery for a period of 45-60 minutes. The work presents an image of a falling, collapsing female body, and explores an intimate physical expression of loss and grief as the body wrestles with the physical object of the sofa.