Between draft-steady wings and the slow pealing of stones, No Place is the long-awaited dance, video and sound installation piece by award-winning Choreographer Adelina Larsson, a subtle and mesmerising purgatory woven from the lives of four women coming to terms with their basic struggles.
The audience are encouraged to explore and move through the custom-designed Nishi Gallery space as these women are drawn further into the vivid – though perhaps misleading – memory of their bodies: through the innumerable movements and reflexes accrued by their individual loves, labours and losses.
– intro by Anthony Coxeter.
Pictures of the rehearsals and performance of No Place in the Nishi Gallery, Canberra in November 2014. A really satisfying, longer-term exploration in the theme of hypnogogia. Video for this project became increasingly pared back the deeper I got into rehearsals and the concrete gallery space. It created space for the choreography as opposed to the improvised movement from the last development, a frosty container for dancers and their shadows.
All photos by Lorna Sim 2013.