Working together for the second time, Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton exhibit The Running Tongue, a film installation made with sound artists, animators 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.
The Running Tongue features as part of No Body, a multi-installation experience which combines all the elements of a successful dance performance – lighting, sound, projection – but without the physical presence of dancers.
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
Sadler's Wells Theatre
London EC1R 4TN