30 minute performance
11-11-11, Manchester, Platt Chapel
Curated by Michael Mayhew
Photographs by Roshana Rubin-Mayhew & Nathan Walker
'Flesh, muscle and bone become resonant surfaces, conducting and amplifying the most minute shifts in movement and sound. These external shifts in the environment are sensed internally, through my body. Movement and sound is experienced as vibration, rather than as visual or auditory information.
As my prime navigational device, my spine becomes a powerful satellite, interfacing with a universe of local and distributed affective-kinaesthetic data, borne of bodies in the room. Each of my thirty-three vertebrae, and thirty-one spinal nerves act as channels, modulating the frequency, volume, tone and resonance of affective-kinaesthetic signals.'
Extract from article, 'Beneath the Surface of the Event: Imminent movement and the politics of affective registers.' (Gray, V. Choreographic Practices Journal, 2013)
Forces: flexion dysfunction; thoracic-lumbar pivot; herniated disc; sciatica; arthirtis; c-curve; chiropractor; osteopath; Bowen; acupuncture; physiotherapy; rehabilitation; chronic pain; dad; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; whistle; class; numbness; jarrow; developmental movement patterns; occupational therapy; deep heat; north east england; sticks; movement re-patterning; pre-spinal patterns; brother; vertebrate patterns; navel radiation; unemployment; homologous, homolateral and contralateral movement; bricks; labouring