The Running Tongue in San Francisco ← Film ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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The Running Tongue in San Francisco
13–25 Oct 2016

Catharine Clark Gallery
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Screening on 13, 14, 18 & 25 October, 6.30pm–7pm

Siobhan Davies and David Hinton’s 2015 film installation The Running Tongue is presented as part of the Catharine Clark Gallery’s special exhibition Box Blur exploring the intersection of dance / movement and the visual arts.

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

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

‘…from the endurance of the runner to the detailed eloquence of gesture; [The Running Tongue] beautifully underlines the point of this entire show – which is that dance as a concept extends far beyond the presence of live bodies’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Venue info

Catharine Clark Gallery
248 Utah St
San Francisco
California CA 94103
United States
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