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Photograph: Julian Hughes

Ruth Proctor: Repeat, Rehearse, Replay: A Conversation


Set in the Athletics Centre, a set of performers undertook actions and movements, accompanied by a spoken, projected and performed text that dealt with the ideas of movement and form. This text rested somewhere between a play, lecture and visual poetry that linked directly to the physical movements of the performers.

The piece was formed of two halves or acts, referencing both the structure of a sports game and a play. A semi-staged set was obviously an athletic training hall, but at the same time slightly removed and transported to something more surreal. The piece played with ideas of repetition, error, and movements that describe form within space, being both staged and improvised at the same time. A layering of the live action was replayed, with a slight delay, on a video projection behind the performers, highlighting mistakes and differences in their repeated actions.

Ruth Proctor is an artist who creates installations and performative works which respond to a particular space and time.  Fascinated by spectacle sports such as ice-skating, the contemporary dance of Michael Clark, and the fantastic set pieces of Busby Berkley, Ruth is concerned with encapsulating the fragile nature of the relationship between staging, and the atmosphere in the build up to a performance.  

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