The Running Tongue is a new film installation work by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton. Made in collaboration with sound artists, animators and 22 dance artists, footage of a running woman is played continuously in a loop, freezing at random intervals to reveal selected frames treated by each of the artists. Combining collage, repetition, static and moving image, the frozen frames unveil a scene embedded in reality, with fleeting moments of strange, surreal and visually poetic activity.
This summer The Running Tongue will show as part of 24 Frames Per Second, a major exhibition of 24 commissioned screen-based works by 18 Australian and six international 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