miles & miles / How to keep our friends from drowning
Part of TwoFold: a festival of duet performance
Thursday 16 March, 2017, 7-9:30pm | Tickets: £12 / £8
*Discussion with all the artists at the end of the evening
miles & miles
a duet by Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin
Karen and Sophie are two performers at the edge of a landscape. They are trying to untangle the distinction between imagining it and faking it. They are tied to opposite ends of a 100-meter rope. The more they know, the greater our sense of uncertainty. Keeping their eyes on the horizon line, they follow the script until the bottom falls out. They struggle back to the surface and try again.
miles & miles 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.
How to keep our friends from drowning
a duet by Eirini Kartsaki & Joe Kelleher
How to keep our friends from drowning is a performance/lecture, which uses repetition, sound and speech to explore how we can make it back to the shore unharmed. These stories of survival are written and re-written so as to create a rhythmic arrangement, activating a certain mode of listening in time: things that are said before can be said again. The material used (language and sound) becomes accumulative, undergoing alterations and transformations and accretions as it is recalled.
Eirini Kartsaki is a performance artist and writer interested in repetitive experiences of performance
Joe Kelleher, is a writer and lecturer whose recent work has been concerned with questions of repetition and attention.
Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance maker, performer, and teacher. Her company, Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects, is engaged in the dynamics of collaboration. Her practice includes listening for the unnoticed, the almost invisible, and the very quiet. She was a member of the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island for 20 years until the group disbanded in 2009.
Sophie Grodin is a performance maker working in London and Copenhagen. With other London-based artists she collaborated to create Room (2012), a performance that co-authors a story with one audience member at a time. Sophie graduated in Performance Arts at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Boris Hauf is a multi-intrumentalist, composer, producer and performer. He composes for large and small ensembles, performance artists, film, radio, soloists, video and installation art. Current bands include Owl & Mack, Postmarks, Next Delusion, The Peeled Eye. As performer and composer he collaborates closely with choreographers including Christina Ciupke, Martin Nachbar, Karen Christopher. He owns and runs the independent record label shameless and lives in Berlin, Germany.
Photo Credit: miles & miles – Alex Eisenberg