Two figures re-edit themselves across a wall, a back and forth, a cut, reverse, re-wind, a constant disruption performed on their bodies. Their handling of time causes multiple narratives to appear and disappear. Illogical relations are made and remade. It is in the series of situations emerging that illicit a kind of cruising but it is in their insistence on detail that reads as perverse.
FIGURED is based on a reduced trajectory of 10 seconds that is hyper edited and hacked live over a time frame of 40mins. It is a study into the mediated body that focuses on a complex composition and execution of the physical exposing the absurdity and artificiality of the everyday gesture. The main stage element a wall which is a reoccurring element within Sheena’s work functions this time as screen, display, backdrop, object and choreographical devise. 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.
FIGURED gets stuck in the detail and insists in the seeing of it again and again
Concept, Choreography, Stage Design: Sheena McGrandles
Performed by: Sheena McGrandles & Annegret Schalke
Sound: Stellan Veloce
Lights: Annegret Schalke
Outside eye: Zinzi Buchanan, Thomas Schaupp
Supported by: Research Grant Der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, and Agora MOVE
Photos: ©Dieter Hartwig