Loop
Loop
Loop
Loop

Loop

2010

6 hour performance
Axis Arts Centre, Manchester
What Now Festival, Siobhan Davies Studios, London
Photographs by Nathan Walker

Loop was punctuated by breaths, some long and heavy as fatigue and boredom set in. Some were short and sharp as sensory disorientation set in. As places of emphasis these breathy pauses and breaks were the interesting bits. They were the ones to watch and watch out for. My breath underlined and emphasised the quibbles, mistakes and indecisions. They show the poetic body momentarily caught up on the precipice of the line. The projective body is caught in a space of in-decision and potential. Whether to project its energies forwards, backwards, side to side, up or down along the line of its somatic verse; or, to break with the continuum and perhaps remain still.

Extract from 'Unrooting: Writing Choreography in the Open' presented at Writing the Space Symposium, University of Leeds. .


Forces:Sadie Plant; Olson; Zeros + Ones; nails; finger nails; a wall in front of a window; brand new; foal; unsighted; Gill Clarke; falling; window; thread; feeling; grasping; travelling; sculpture; installation; lost; starting to feel hungry; breath; pause; on the landing; I can hear you even if I can't see you; hammers; weaving; punctuation; writing; light through eyelids; braille; numb fingertips; how I get around the world; trying to write; somatic alphabet