Man Working, Sticks and Cymbals
Man Working - performance research at The Place as part of an evening at Springloaded - 2009
Working with Sticks in Nottingham and Sneinton
Led by Ben we carried out and presented several duration specific studies often using invented tools made of wood or metal cymbals. We explored energy, effort, inspiration, boredom, avoidance, obsession, playtime in relation to physical tasks, In considering 'work ' as a broader concept we consider the characteristics that are included. Practice, achievement, rest, problem solving, offering a service, selling, fixing, organising, nurturing, learning.
Materials presented as 'Man Working' at The Place, a residency in Nottingham, Sneiton Market through Dance4, and Quake festival at DEDA and at a sympoium on Spectacle.