Tim Darbyshire – More or Less concrete
I took photographs for Tim’s latest work – MORE OR LESS CONCRETE
More or Less Concrete questions how the body creates audible movement and how it remembers and re-appropriates these audible movements in newfound interactive environments. The analytical nature of the work serves to create an introverted and contained body – one that observes itself, whilst at the same time passing through cyclical patterns, transcending thought and embodying meditative states. The body is abstracted as it transforms between human, animal, monster, machine and ‘other’. The choreography oscillates and suspends between recognisable ‘concrete’ realities and ambiguous or surrealistic states. This concept is further enhanced through the colour blue, which permeates the work. Blue creates space where receding and ephemeral qualities contrast the concrete harshness of physical elements.
Choreographer/Director: Tim Darbyshire
Performers: Sophia Cowen, Tim Darbyshire and Matthew Day
Sound Designer: Jem Savage
Original Sound Design Concept: Myles Mumford
Lighting and Set Designer: Ben (Bosco) Shaw for Bluebottle
Dramaturg/Sound theorist: Thembi Soddell
Costume Designer: Rebecca Agnew
More or Less Concrete was presented at Arts House in April 2012. The project has been developed and supported through Centre Nationale de Danse Contemporaine (France), Sweet and Tender Collaborations, Victoria University, Dancehouse, Arts Victoria, Chunky Move’s Maximised program, Lucy Guerin Inc., Open Archive, Arts House and City of Melbourne.