audio video disco from Lorraine Snape on Vimeo.
Lured by romantic notions, I took a roll of paper into the sea and out again onto the shore, reconnecting with nature physically through a performance of sorts which simultaneously produced a work on paper en plein air, thus resulting in an absurdity that is at one and the same time capable of being both beautiful and ridiculous in itself and which in turn is mimicked in the film.
Carefully balanced between the marking of time and the risk of collapse or breakage, a pendulum hovers millimeters from the floor. Reminiscent of a spindle in form, it brings to mind the idiom spinning a yarn, used to express the telling of a long imaginative story – or lie.
Completely lost or deeply confused, out of sight of land; as a nation surrounded by water, we are unironically “at sea”; our country has perhaps lost its anchor. A discombobulated nation; adrift in a dangerous or uncertain position. And whilst all around are playing, an insignificant boat, all at sea, sinks unnoticed.
it is lockdown, and my neighbours crave attention, so lets have a disco in the kitchen. lighting courtesy of the police.
Basking in the dancing sunlight that filtered into my flat during UK lockdown 2020
story telling performance, performed on MS teams
Reflecting through family portraits, the constraints and confines of UK Lockdown during the Covid-19 Corona Virus Pandemic