The Running Tongue on ABC Arts ← Film ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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The Running Tongue on ABC Arts
15 May – 12 Jun 2016

ABC Arts present a 30 minute online version of film installation The Running Tongue made by Siobhan Davies, filmmaker David Hinton and 22 dance artists.

Located in London, the film takes as its starting point a ten-second loop of a running woman, freezing at random intervals to reveal selected frames each created by a different dance artist. Within a familiar cityscape of tube stations, housing estates, cafes and parks, extraordinary and comical scenes emerge – a sweet potato becomes an object of worship, fragmented limbs lie on the floor of an empty train concourse and a woman contemplating a picture suddenly dissolves into dust.

Defying the usual conventions of cinematic form, the film is edited live in real time by a custom programmed computer so that the work can play continuously, but never in the same configuration.

Imagery devised by the following dance artists:

Gaby Agis, Frank Bock, Seke Chimutengwende, Katye Coe, Nicola Conibere, Siobhan Davies, Robin Dingemans, Simon Ellis, Fred Gehrig, Alexandrina Hemsley, Wendy Houstoun, Annie Lok, Henry Montes, Charlie Morrissey, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Florence Peake, Lauren Potter, Efrosini Protopapa, Deborah Saxon, Eleanor Sikorski, Matthias Sperling, Alexander Whitley

Please note this is only available to Australian viewers.