A piece about gut feelings; fight, flight and freeze reactions; impulse, love and undefended moments. Set in the belly of a whale.
Film and live action merge with sampled sound and siren song as the audience is cast adrift in life-rafts with only stories and half-remembered truths to sustain them. The Curious quest is autobiological; to expose from the inside truth and lies, biography and mythology; to probe how we compile and edit the stories of our “selves”.
A performance installation made in collaboration with film-maker Andrew Kötting, composer Graeme Miller and performer-chanteuse Claudia Barton with guest appearances by two octogenarians, Geoff and Rene, still in love.
Commissioned by Chelsea Theatre for SACRED 2009, Colchester Arts Centre, and New Moves International for The National Review of Live Art 2010. Developed in collaboration with scientists at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology. Supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award and Arts Council England.
|11–13 January 2013||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you||Sydney Festival||Sydney|
|15 November 2012 – 15 November 2013||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you : Online||Gesture Online|
|6–7 October 2012||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you||City of Women Festival||Ljubljana|
|22–27 August 2011||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you||BAC at Summerhall||Edinburgh|
|4–5 June 2011||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you||Performance Space 122||New York|
|3–5 March 2011||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you||Nitery Theater, The Old Union, Stanford University||Palo Alto, California|
|10–11 December 2010||the moment I saw you I knew I could love you||Mitchell & Helmsley Theatres||Wisconsin|