THE FICTITIOUS TRUTHS OF TEDDINGTON LIBRARY
DKHP was commissioned by Richmond Arts Services, and the Borough of Richmond Upon Thames to create a performance project that engaged communities in Teddington Library.
This formed part of a 2 year Dance In Libraries Project, animating Richond's libraries with four commissions, including Straybird, Seke Chimutengwende, and Frauke Requhart
Image credits:tony Wadham
We worked in and out of the library environment over 2 months, researching local history and imagining the past and the future going far beyond that which we can even imagine.
We culminated in a 3 day performance event in which audiences could follow a specially designed map of the space and installation; watch and create designs made with a Victorian harmonograph; see the spirit of local hero Noel Coward come to life; perform as the live exhibit of exhumed TEDDINGTON MAN; or read stories to the bear that had once roamed the local forests
Harmonograph created by Ben Ash and Tony WAdham
Bear created by Rachel Lopez de la Nieta
Image credit:Charlotte Darbyshire
This video made by Richmond Arts Services examines the effect of the two 2014 projects, DKHP and Straybird on library staff and users.