The installation, Ankyloglossia (n. tongue-tie), is an adapted choreography for eight characters where parts of a body are viewed working towards the comprehension of their whole. The choreography for eight players is based on the original score for ‘Quad’, Samuel Beckett (1981), compressed and reworked to incorporate common methods for collective protests, such as call and response. Eight towers are equipped with mini-lcd screens that play back the choreographed movements on a continuous loop, the accompanying sound of footsteps ascending and descending a stairwell echoing inside each of the eight sculptures. This work was presented as part of a residency supported by the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec, International Studio, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2014), with the remaining score existing as a proposition for performances that can be interpreted by orchestras, dancers, and the public.
Ankyloglossia (n. tongue-tie)2014Künstlerhaus Bethanien
2014Ed.: Emma Waltraud Howes & Franziska Morlok
Co-published by K. Verlag and Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH.
2015Ed.: Emma Waltraud Howes & Franziska Morlok
2014Ed.: Edited by Sarah Blacker, Imre Szeman & Heather Zwicker