Inspired by ballet’s final curtain I imagined a situation where the dancer was unable to emerge from it, becoming trapped in the performance space.
Combining film, animation, installation and live performance ‘Pas de Deux’ creates a space where theatrical symbols: become the elements of illusory narratives. Inner and outer perception oscillates within a visually charged environment; set amongst the remains of broken balloons, and a film projection of a red curtain that refuses to open.
[Documentation available on request]
Red Curtain | film projection
Screened as part of 'Infinite Variety' at the Charing Cross Theatre, London, September 2009
Red installation | broken rubber balloons
Mask construction: Matt Jackson
Sound composition: Dominique with elements by Matt Jackson and Justin Perlman.
Hackney Empire, London 2010 | Bergen (Norway) 2010 | Barcelona Butoh Festival 2010 | Little Room, London 2013 | Japan: Block House Gallery (Najomo Art Project), Tokyo 2013 | Chiyoda Arts 3331,Tokyo 2013 | Urban Guild, Kyoto 2013.