The Silent Room takes the form of a dual-screen installation in dialogue with two live performers. The mediated aspect of the piece affords direct opportunities to develop this dialogue along specific spatial and temporal lines. The interplay between the projected and the real suggests vectors of temporal transition. There is a sense of the moment and what simultaneously lies outside of it; we witness the past and present and construct from them potentials for movement in the future. Throughout, there is a focus on stripped down and almost static movements of the body.
After Kaprow was commissioned for Bloomberg SPACE by Bloomberg LP, 2011. Produced by The Place.
COMMA 40, Bloomberg Space, London, UK [work in progress]
The Place, London, UK
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Edinburgh Dance Fringe, Edinburgh, UK
Concept: Rosemary Butcher & Sam Williams
Choreography: Rosemary Butcher
Film maker [projections]: Why Not Associates
Performers: Ana Mira & Rosalie Wahlfrid
Composer: Jonathan Owen Clarke
Lighting: Karsten Tinapp