Tilted Fawn - Dance Collaboration premiered in Berlin this Monday 30th August with music by Clark


Tilted Fawn - Dance Collaboration premiered in Berlin this Monday 30th August with music by Clark

A solo performance from Melanie Lane with music and sound installation from CLARK

August 30, 2010 | TANZ IM AUGUST, Berlin - Germany

September 17-18, 2010 | O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo - Portugal

Further Dates in 2011 to be announced.

The history of a person is documented in endless forms. Through sound, words and images, we can glimpse an imagined narrative of our past. Yet the past is immoveable, unknowable, ever elusive and often challenging to confront.

'Tilted Fawn' originates from the idea of documenting soundscapes and narratives that are able to capture one's personal history. It is born by the idea of shifting sound in space, initiated and enhanced by movement and imagery. The sound is installed by using cassette recorders concealed in boxes. Each has its own narrative but also belongs to a common universe that gives birth to an array of sonic landscapes. In this exploration, a parallel world is unearthed through the architectural development of objects. The challenge and objective of the work is to establish the relationship between sound and the body together with objects that animate an abstract narrative that is intimate, stark and utopic.

Through the performer's dialogue with documented sound history and anonymous objects, an environment is constructed in which one is confronted with the merging of two worlds; reality and fantasy.

Here the environment takes on a role of power. It gives the opportunity to consider one's history and reflect on the possibilities of how our imagination can twist the reality of our past.

Having collaborated with electronic music artist CLARK and choreographer/visual artist Morgan Belenguer for the production HELD, they continue their working relationship for the second time in TILTED FAWN, this time developing a sound installation that is composed in co-ordination with objects and choreography in space.

TILTED FAWN is a creation supported by LOOPING, a project developed by Uzès danse CDC, in partnership with TanzWerkstatt Berlin and O Espaço do Tempo, and with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Photos by Doreen Markert