Posts tagged Merge
Inanimate materials: quite the opposite

Recently landed: Inanimate materials: quite the opposite, a new post on High Up in the Trees (by Gracia)

Antony Hamilton, Melanie Lane, Ashley McLellan and Sophia Ndaba in Merge, presented as part of Dance Massive 2015 at Arts House (Image credit: Sarah Walker)

In the Fold

Recently landed: In the Fold, Gracia's written response for Fjord Review

Where Merge thrashed and rhythmically pulsed, Do You Speak Chinese? proved a quiet meditation. Equally, where Merge hurtled through time, Chiu’s worked seemed almost to stop the tick-tock of the clock, as she rolled herself into a giant fold of paper and the small theatre filled with the sound of paper’s pleasing crackle as it creased. In Merge, bodies emerged from black rock-like forms, whilst in Do You Speak Chinese? paper’s adaptability was explored to the hilt: paper as a tent-like structure; fortune cookie; paper boat; tablecloth for yum cha; scroll; telescope through which to peer through; and mask; before finally serving as encasement for a body.

Inanimate materials: quite the opposite.

Victoria Chiu and Kristina Chan, Do You Speak Chinese?, as part of Dance Massive 2015 (Image credit: Gregory Lorrenzutti)