SCRATCH WORKS: BALLOONS AND GRANITE
Designed for foyer and festival spaces, Balloons and Granite is a series of durational dance and sound installations that investigate themes of persistence in political, social and environmental contexts. Each installation is different in appearance and tone, a dancer working with either 250 white balloons or 250kg of white granite fragments to gradually transform the space into an immersive visual experience.
Liesel Zink will work with dramaturge Martyn Coutts, Clare Dyson and a diverse range of dancers to choreographically investigate the opposing weight of balloons and granite and the social political meanings we draw from placing the body at the centre of these materials. We are interested in how actions and images degrade over time and what is revealed in both the persistence and fatigue of the performer.
Original music composed by Mike Willmett is delivered via wireless FM headphones providing audience with an intimate viewing experience while adding context & power to the choreography.