The Running Tongue at The Whitworth — Part of Saturday Supplement ← Film ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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The Running Tongue at The Whitworth: Part of Saturday Supplement
Sat 6 May 2017, 11am–4pm

The Whitworth
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11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm (looped)
Location: Gallery 3

Siobhan Davies and David Hinton's 2015 film The Running Tongue screens as part of The Whitworth's Saturday Suppliment, a day of performance, workshops, film and conversations to accompany material / rearranged / to / be.

The Running Tongue is 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.

Venue info

The Whitworth
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER
T +44 (161) 275 7450
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