Strop Duet I
Old faded photographs/video footage, blurred & intermittent
Costumes are everyday clothes
|Bio-electrical firing. The brain
Memories of childhood holidays, freedom, youth and ease
Everyday people & stories
|SOUND||An intense low pitched sustained pedal note on cello + irregular buzzes and fizzes
Strings play glissandos that slip and slide using harmonics
Intermittent 4-note keyboard fragments, sounds layer and intensify then fade back to one bass pedal note
tense, fragile, eerie, out of kilter
melancholic, hopeless, ominous
Tension builds. Foreboding
A question mark hangs in the air
|MOVEMENT||Vertical distance. They are on different planes.
Her movements and shapes are ethereal, languid; his are naturalistic gestures; grounded & minimal and his facial expression is worn out, hopeless, sad.
|Remoteness: she is in her own world; conscious of him but unable to connect.
Although in close proximity; they are isolated from each other. both seem pained, confused and fatigued.