A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
15. 10. 2011
Testing Grounds, The Basement, Brighton (UK)
duration: 25 min.
After analyzing the singing patterns of some birds, I started to be interested by the idea of performing the same way as a bird sings, that is, to create a structure of performance based on the rhythms of the songs of some songbirds. In Cue & Review some actions are repeated and some of them vary, creating rhymes and a circular rhythms that refers (abstractly) to birdsongs. Cue & Review uses more than 20 objects and short series of actions interacting with them. These actions are fixed on the space in two sets with numbers and letters , but not in time. Its order is improvised and it opens a semantic field around the bird world and the flying history, in which the poetic combination of objects and actions create an absurd performative universe that eventually becomes the disturbing song of a bird-human.