research project with artist in residence
Eva-Maria Gauß (Si!Theater, Leipzig, Germany)
At The Physics Room Contemporary Art Gallery (Tuam
August 22-24 and August 27 8pm, August 24 2pm
Physical performer, director and academic, Eva Maria
Gauß, joins Lucette Hindin, of the clinic, in a two month
research project into the question of human relationships with time.
After a month's research and a performance season at Interdruck
gallery in Leipzig, Germany, the collaborators have travelled to
Christchurch to continue the research with a new group of performers,
and will present the findings of their research in a performance
installation at The Physics Room this month.
Gauß says "I’m impressed by the innovative
and fresh approach of the actors I’m working with here. They
have the faith and committment to fully enter into the research.
In Leipzig we created some strong images of eternity. In Christchurch,
now, we want to find out what different ways the actors’ bodies
relate to time."
The Physics Room will be rigged with a trapeze to
accommodate the work of Pipi Evans, second year CircoArts aerial
performer, who joins the clinic for Dream / Wachsein. Also collaborating
on this project is sound artist Thomas Phillpotts, whose compositions
for the project reflect a deep exploration of the relationship between
time, music and expectation.
Lucette Hindin says that the audience can expect "an
exhibition of bodies and time, but also of characters and time -
all the different and strange relationships we have with the past,
the future, the passing of time, our feelings of long and short
time, of limited time, and the way things fall into rhythms and
Innovative Christchurch performance company, the clinic,
offers its audience the chance to get closer to the bones of performance
work with this actor-driven research project. This may be your last
chance to see the clinic in performance this year, as they are currently
in a long development phase for "The Peculiar Case of Clara
Parsons," due to premiere mid-2003.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
The Package, August, 2002
Andrew M. Bell
‘Dream / Wachsein’
Theatre News, August/September, 2002, p.5
DREAM / WACHSEIN : The Clinic
Essay by Andrew Bell
In The Physics Room Annual 2002