The Running Tongue at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea ← Film ← Siobhan Davies Dance
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The Running Tongue at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
27 Jul – 7 Aug 2016

The Running Tongue screens as part of Body+Act a special programme curated by the MMCA examining transformed images according to the historicity of performance art.

The Running Tongue is a durational film installation made by choreographer Siobhan Davies and David Hinton in collaboration with 22 dance artists.

The work takes as its starting point the image of a running woman. She travels through a familiar London cityscape of tube stations, housing estates, cafes and parks, but, as she runs, she undergoes many metamorphoses and witnesses a succession of curious scenes: coal rains down from the sky; shrouded figures wait at a railway station; a woman suddenly turns to dust; a sweet potato becomes an object of worship. 

Defying the usual conventions of cinematic form, the film is edited live in real time by a custom-programmed computer which makes its own decisions about how to order the narrative.

‘a vibrant, visionary and playful film by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton’ Debra Craine, The Times

Venue info

MMCA
30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong
Jongno-gu
Seoul 03062
Venue website