Part of a choreographic workshop, these short clips document some of the actions made while playing around with ideas around Edwin A Abbot's 'Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions' a short novel from 1884. The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland which is occupied by geometric figures. Women are merely simple line-segments -
"a Woman is a needle; being, so to speak, all point, at least at the two extremities. Add to this the power of making herself practically invisible at will, and you will perceive that a Female, in Flatland, is a creature by no means to be trifled with"
Presenting the danger of being impaled by a woman's sharp end, the women of Flatland are obliged to keep up a continuous peace-cry and for also, for some a continuous back-motion.
"In some of the States there is an additional Law forbidding Females, under penalty of death, from walking or standing in any public place without moving their backs constantly from right to left so as to indicate their presence to those behind them"
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