For the last couple of years I’ve been collaborating with Elinor Lewis, trying out new ideas as part of the ongoing Light series, experimenting with different projects which need to be developed further.
Recently, I’ve been photographing the rehearsals for two of her performances; Orchard and Timber.
Orchard is described as: “A forest of vertically balanced poles, vulnerable to the lightest touch. Two performers navigate this precarious environment with the ever-present risk that one mistake could prove catastrophic. Orchard reveals the space between human and object as a charged territory of conflict. Within this territory the performers must either conform to their environment or make the choice to dominate it.”
Timber is described as: “A performer activated installation, Timber employs six balanced wooden frames in an ongoing investigation into how an audience’s perception can be subverted so that objects are perceived to have more autonomy than performers. Currently in the initial stages of creation, the piece also aims to subvert the audience’s expectation, using the interplay between risk, flux and suspense to expose how the performers are just as vulnerable to chance as the components of the installation.”
The images taken show various stages of the rehearsal process prior to performances of these works.