storage for future sunsets by Janine Harrington
Scottish Dance Theatre and V&A Dundee.
In this unique collaboration titled storage for future sunsets, Scottish Dance Theatre dancers inhabited the V&A Dundee exhibition space in a durational performance devised in collaboration with choreographer Janine Harrington.
Commissioned by V&A Dundee, storage for future sunsets explores ideas around the Hello, Robot exhibition and moves in relation to the environment offered by Up-Sticks: as a dwelling place or meeting space, shelter, bridge, space station, skeletal remain, portal, instrument…
Up-Sticks was inspired by the historic Scottish method of building and dismantling lightweight crofts and was built through innovative and collaborative human-robotic fabrication techniques. In her work with the dancers, Harrington worked playfully with questions about how humans are programmed in the form of memory-making and how we store our experiences and expertise. Loss of information, forgetting, problems of access, corruption and interference, embellishment, influence, strange deviation, unexpected and the obvious have all featured in the process which involves text, dance and song.
storage for future sunsets considers how we carry information within us and how dynamically this is engaged by others through our encounters. It is a work exploring how we learn and communicate through our language, movements, sound and touch; how we pass on information, how it’s received, learned, developed and evolved.
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