Access Memory (working title) is a new performance installation exploring the precariousness of our current situation ‘post-pandemic’ and how we sustain ourselves during times of socio-political upheaval/uncertainty, domestically and globally. Is this a process of internal ‘industrial work or scaffolding’, drawing on everything we know and experience in life - good and bad. Through the manipulation of structural forms (large cylinders), this new work continues my interest in using sculpture, light, sound and movement to create environments that ask audiences to consider their response to current experiences.
The forms are nondescript and the process of defining them is an act of choreography. Movement is developed via the manipulation of the forms – a physical response to something structural - and the forms are given meaning by the presence of the body with them. This creates imagery that mimics moments, memories and emotions present in the process of finding stability in precarious situations. The forms are used to build structures to sustain, house and fall unexpectedly.
Access Memory has been developed via residencies with Guts Dance Alice Springs, Goods Shed Arts (Castlemaine) and Lucy Guerin Inc (Melbourne).
Images and footage from a work in progress showing with Temperance Hall Phillip Adams BalletLab and Lucy Guerin Inc's Out of Bounds Program, August 2022.
Choreography/Artist Direction/Performance: Tegan Ollett
Sound: Isabelle Reynaud
Development Provocateur: Eliza-Jane Gilchrist
Video Documentation (below): Cobie Orger
Photographic Documentation (below): Jeff Busby