Two figures re-edit themselves across a wall, a back and forth, a cut, reverse, re-wind, a constant disruption is performed on their bodies. Through their handling of time, multiple narratives appear and disappear, illogical relations are made and remade. It is the series of situations emerging that illicit a kind of soft butch cruising but it’s their insistence on detail that reads as perverse.
The live sound a collection of field recordings from a fridge to a demonstration are similarly ruptured and cut up in time, creating a sonic scape that gives friction, drive and amplification to detail.
The ‘wall’, a reoccurring element within Sheena’s work, this time as screen, display, backdrop, object and choreographical devise.
FIGURED gets stuck in the detail and insists in the seeing of it again and again. The work is supported by the research grant from the Senat Berlin.
FIGURED was presented at The Place Theatre in London and as part of Tanznacht Berlin. Available for booking.
Concept: Sheena McGrandles Performed by: Sheena McGrandles & Annegret Schalke
Sound: Stellan Veloce
Lights: Annegret Schalke
Dramaturgical advisor: Thomas Schaupp
Outside eye: Zinzi Buchanan
Supported by: Der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, HZT Berlin and Agora MOVE