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Control Signal: A duet by Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin     

Control Signal: A duet by Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin Control Signal explores invisible influences and the inexplicable connections we feel but fail to acknowledge. It explores our irresistible urge to impose our will upon our immediate surroundings; upon nature.
We are tied to each other, to objects we hold dear, to ideas. Through sound textures, spoken text, and actions that build visual statements, two people amble, dance, and tremble through a series of ideas.


Following lines of electricity through the body, through the air, and through history this show looks at the long and the short distances electricity travels and how humans have used it as a measure of control: a body becomes something else, a plume of smoke rises, an elephant is made to perform.

‘We send a ripple with a facial expression. We move the air with our hands. We lean. We push. We fall silent. We make a plea. And, in order to bridge the internal and the external, in order to undermine ontrol Signal explores invisible influences and the inexplicable connections we feel but fail to acknowledge. It explores our irresistible urge to impose our will upon our immediate surroundings; upon nature. We are tied to each other, to objects we hold dear, to ideas. We are moved: we are pulled toward and we are pushed away.’

Sophie Grodin is Danish but lives in London. Collaboratively and by herself, she explores performance as a tool for articulation of internal and external patterns we don’t normally see. She searches for ways to make people around her move through subtle or unsubtle suggestions. She is interested in the performativity and unpredictability of situations that occur in the negotiation between space and body. Sophie performs, makes and facilitates. She speaks to strangers. She recently graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Control Signal forms part of The Difference Between Home and Poem: a duet series. Each project in the series is jointly made, directed and performed by Karen Christopher and another artist.

Control Signal is a FLINT commission.

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To book please contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre

At Aberystwyth Arts Centre , 7.30pm, Friday 28 November, 2014


sound design by Boris Hauf
lighting design by Martin Langthorne
 
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